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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject [ANNOUNCEMENT]: Xerces-J 2.6.2 now available
Date Fri, 20 Feb 2004 22:34:00 GMT
Hi everyone, 

The Xerces-J team is pleased to announce that version 2.6.2 of Xerces-J is 
now available.

As well as containing a few performance improvements and several minor bug 
fixes, this release fixes several bugs which a number of users encountered 
with version 2.6.1. This release requires JDK 1.2 or later to run and also 
requires JDK 1.2 or later to build the source code.

It was decided soon after the 2.6.1 release [1] that Xerces-J and Xalan-J 
will be moving towards a common base for serialization code.  As a first 
step in this effort the HTML and XHTML serializers 
(org.apache.xml.serialize) have been deprecated.  Alternative 
serialization methods are described in the Xerces-J documentation [2].

Specifically, the significant changes introduced in this release are:

* Fixed a bug in the specification of the XML Schema API. Some of the 
method signatures did not match the signatures in the implementation. 
[Elena Litani] 

* Fixed a bug introduced in 2.6.1 which caused the XMLSerializer to 
automatically expand entity references and convert CDATA sections to text. 
[Elena Litani] 

* Fixed a possible security hole regarding class loading. [Neeraj Bajaj] 

* Improved class initialization for the XMLChar and XML11Char classes to 
reduce the cost of loading Xerces. [Michael Glavassevich] 

* Fixed a SAX conformance bug involving spurious prefix mapping events 
with namespace support turned off. [Michael Glavassevich] 

* Made message localization changes. [Neil Delima, Michael Glavassevich] 

* Fixed schema related bugs. [Sandy Gao] 

* Fixed various bugs. [Curt Arnold, Michael Glavassevich, Kohsuke 
Kawaguchi, Naela Nissar]

[1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xalan-dev&m=107593381313807&w=2
[2] http://xml.apache.org/xerces2-j/faq-general.html#faq-5

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org
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