This note is to announce the availability of Xerces-j 2.0.0 (alpha) release.

Xerces-J 2.0.0 (alpha) is the first alpha release in a series of ongoing updates on Xerces 2.

Since it is an alpha release, defects are expected in the source code, documentation and packaging.

Key facts about Xerces-J 2.0.0(alpha) :
           - Support all scanning and parsing functionalities available form Xerces 1
           - Support SAX, SAX2, DOM L1 and DOM L2 APIs
           - Support full DTD Validation
           - No support for Schema Validation yet
           - Some documentation are not updated or verified

The CVS tag for this build is Xerces-J_2_0_0_alpha.

You can download the release from

Eric Ye * IBM, JTC - Silicon Valley *