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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject [POLL]: Dropping JDK 1.3 support for Xerces-J?
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2010 15:36:07 GMT


Hi all,

(including general@xml.apache.org on the cc list to hopefully reach a wider
audience)

We're talking again on the Xerces j-dev mailing list about dropping support
for JDK 1.3. The reason being that current builds of the XPath 2.0
processor (Eclipse PsychoPath) used by the XML Schema 1.1 implementation
require JDK 1.4. While we do have a one-off PsychoPath jar that was built
with JDK 1.3 some time ago, in order to pick up recent bug fixes in this
library we need to refresh it with the JDK 1.4 version. This would only
impact the XML Schema 1.1 enabled release for now but at some point in the
future when XML Schema 1.1 becomes stable (both spec and impl) this would
get merged into the main line.

Given the age of JDK 1.3 and that it's generally out of service my
intuition is that this upgrade would probably be okay but wanted to check
with users on their needs. Is there anyone out there still using Xerces-J
with JDK 1.3? If you are, how long into the future will you continue to do
so, and would you be willing to migrate to JDK 1.4 (or higher) to be able
to use XML Schema 1.1?

Thanks.

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