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From Andy Clark <an...@apache.org>
Subject [Announce] CyberNeko Tools for XNI 2004.02.19 Available!
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2004 07:01:51 GMT
Hello, everyone!

It's been a little over two months since I had a release of
my CyberNeko Tools for XNI. I've taken that time to add a lot
of requested features and fix some bugs in the HTML parser.
The changes include:

   * CDATA scanning
   * Namespace processing
   * Settings to add or override namespace bindings
   * Settings to add or override doctype declaration
   * Filter to "purify" input to produce well-formed XML
   * Newline scanning bug fix
   * Infinite loop bug fix

In order to match browser behavior more closely, CDATA
sections are communicated as comments, by default. If you
set the CDATA section feature to true, however, then CDATA
start/end boundaries are reported and the content is sent
through the XNI pipeline as character content.

The namespace processing is provided as a way to handle
documents with namespaces or add namespaces to documents
that don't have them. This feature is not a replacement
for a compliant XML parser when parsing XHTML documents,
though.

Two pipeline component were added to the filters package:
one to bind namespaces and another to "purify" the input
in order to ensure that the output is well-formed XML. The
NamespaceBinder component is automatically added to the
parsing pipeline by the parser when the SAX namespaces
feature is set to true so you do not need to instantiate
it directly.

The Purifier component does its best to fix problems that
are not handled by the tag balancer. For example, the
purifier will replace invalid XML characters appearing in
the document by encoding them in an XML-safe way. Also,
the purifier ensures that comments never contain "--",
CDATA sections never contain "]]", and even makes sure
that the root element name in the doctype declaration
callback matches the document root element name.

As always, you can find the latest downloads at my Apache
website:

   http://www.apache.org/~andyc/neko/doc/index.html

Enjoy!

-- 
Andy Clark * andyc@apache.org

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