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From Chris <chri...@hmgcc.gsi.gov.uk>
Subject Re: XMLBeans release
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2007 15:06:13 GMT
Looking at the release notes for saxon 8.9 it does mention some XPath 
API changes.
http://www.saxonica.com/documentation/changes/intro/jaxp89.html
Does XML Beans use net.sf.saxon.xpath (JAXP) or net.sf.saxon.sxpath 
(Saxon) API?

kkress@lkwd.com wrote:
> This seems a good idea ... unless the effort involved is too great.
> 
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> Chris <chrishe@hmgcc.gsi.gov.uk>
> 03/08/2007 08:01 AM
> Please respond to dev
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>         To:     dev@xmlbeans.apache.org
>         cc: 
>         Subject:        Re: XMLBeans release
> 
> 
> Saxon 8.9 is out and fully supports the final version of XSLT2.
> I don't believe there are any API changes.
> Perhaps this could be tested and then the new xml beans release could 
> recommend Saxon 8.9 (instead of 8.8).
> 
> Regards
> Chris
> 
> Radu Preotiuc-Pietro wrote:
> 
>>Hi all,
>>
>>It's been some time since our last release (XMLBeans 2.2.0) and I am
>>thinking maybe it's time to consider having another. In particular, the
>>Saxon support, as we know, was shaky in 2.2.0 and we have improved
>>significantly since then, but those improvements are only available to
>>those who take the time to build from SVN...
>>
>>There are a number of other changes and bugfixes, I have updated the
>>CHANGES.txt file with the complete list and attached it for your
>>convenience.
>>
>>What do people think?
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Radu
>>
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>>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>>Changes in V2.3.0 since V2.2.0
>>
>>* Improved Saxon support, Saxon 8.8 became the recommended version
>>* Added options to control use of CDATA sections when saving to XML
>>* Added support for QNames in Schema annotations
>>* Added support for new encodings: UTF-16LE and UTF-16BE
>>* Fix: overzealous whitespace cropping after parsing entities like &amp; 
> 
> (XMLBEANS-274)
> 
>>* Fix: selectPath() with setXqueryCurrentNodeVar() option does not work 
> 
> for Saxon (XMLBEANS-276)
> 
>>* Fix: synchronization problem with array setters
>>* Fix: Saver$TextSaver.replace method throws 
> 
> java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException (XMLBEANS-209)
> 
>>* Fix: QNameSet generated by QNameSet.forArray(QName[]) can't be unioned 
> 
> with other QNameSets (XMLBEANS-290)
> 
>>* Fix: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException when saving XML 
> 
> (XMLBEANS-291)
> 
>>* Fix: XQuery gives wrong result with Saxon 8.6.1 (XMLBEANS-275)
>>* Fix: bug during generation of complex types with simple content
>>* Fix: improved error handling during loading of Schema type system
>>* Fix: bugs in Duration serialization
>>* Fix: XMLCursor.getTextValue()
>>
>>
>>Changes in v2.2.0 since v2.1.0:
>>
>>* Allow polymorphism in Extension Interfaces Feature
>>* Fix for circular buffer in TextSaver
>>* Tuned synchronization for multithreaded validation
>>* Updated to the latest XMLSchema.xsd - January 25, 2006
>>* Better QName validation
>>* Fix insertion positions when using substitution groups with arrays
>>* Updated XmlBeans to work with SaxonB-8.6.1 in place of SaxonB8.1
>>* Fix for regex validation in multi-threaded, multi-processor 
> 
> environment
> 
>>* Fix for schema compilation error when restricting complex type with 
> 
> simple content
> 
>>* Implemented XMLInputStream interface for saving a store
>>* XQuery external variable binding support
>>* Various other bug fixes
>>
>>
>>Changes in v2.1.0 since v2.0.0:
>>
>>* Fixed the issue whereby some IDEs would have problems with the 
> 
> TypeSystemHolder class being generated in the classes directory
> 
>>* Better integration with Maven
>>* Implemented support for ID/IDREF in DTDs via DOM's .getElementByID()
>>* Integrated a patch that makes XmlBeans work in a sandboxed environment
>>* Added the ability to control entitization of characters when saving 
> 
> documents
> 
>>* Fixed issue with memory reclamation in multi-threaded environments, 
> 
> which was delayed too much so it could be mistaken for a memory leak
> 
>>* Added numerous new test cases and performance tests
>>* Continued improving performance, especially in the DOM support and 
> 
> XmlCursor areas
> 
>>* Added column numbers support in our snapshot of Piccolo; validation 
> 
> and XMLSchema error reporting benefit from this and is of course usable 
> from user code
> 
>>* Line/column number is now also available for end-tags
>>* Solved a legal inconsistency surrounding our use of JSR173 APIs
>>* Fixed a lot of reported issues in various areas of the product
>>
>>
>>Changes in v2.0.0 since v2.0.0-beta1:
>>
>>* many performance related changes, especialy in the DOM and Cursor 
> 
> areas
> 
>>* rewrite of the <xs:redefine> support
>>* Completed the implementation of Filer
>>* new documentation on xs:any, validation plus updates of the old docs
>>* many bug fixes, including perm gen memory bug
>>
>>
>>Changes in v2.0.0-beta1:
>>
>>* new store implementation, including native DOM implementation
>>* Piccolo is now the default parser.XmlOptions.setLoadUseXMLReader 
> 
> (XMLReader xmlReader) can be used when a diffrent parser is required.
> 
>>* Sample xml generation from an schema file
>>* New failfast behavior for simple types, more consistent
>>* EntityResolver is setable in SchemaCompiler
>>* XPath 2.0 and Xquery support through Saxon
>>* java 1.5 generics for array properties added to generated source
>>* Simplified working with substitution groups by adding 
> 
> XmlObject.substitute() method
> 
>>* "-noVDoc" command-line option for scomp to skip validation of 
> 
> <xs:documentation> contents
> 
>>* uniform access to the getSourceName() method in Schema Object Model
>>* Cleaned up schema compilation APIs with a XmlBeans.compileXmlBeans()
>>* Added error codes and improved validation error messages
>>* Changed .xsb format and loading strategy to improve performance
>>* Ability to pass URLs instead of Files for Wsdl/Schemas
>>* Added option to pass in "##local" to -allowmdef
>>* Inst2xsd: support for xsi:nil and qname fix.
>>* adding getCurrentElementSchemaType in Validator for finding schema 
> 
> types of elements with xsi:type attribute
> 
>>* adding ValidatingInfoXMLStreamReader for PSVI access on 
> 
> XMLStreamReaders
> 
>>* added Location to streaming validation errors
>>* Instance 2 schema tool
>>* Support for arbitrarily nesting <xsd:redefine>s
>>* New "schema bookmark" mechanism allowing one to tag user data on 
> 
> Schema Object Model entities
> 
>>* Add ability for XmlSaxHandler to insert bookmarks while loading
>>* Added a diff utility that compares two jars (or directories) 
> 
> containing compiled Schema types
> 
>>* Interface and pre-post extensions
>>* Enabled ValidatingXMLStreamReader to start validating from both 
> 
> current and next event in the XMLStreamReader
> 
>>* Functionality to retrieve xml validation errors programatically
>>* Added saver options to not save xml decl
>>* Added ability to compile Schemas containing references to SOAP11 
> 
> encoded arrays
> 
>>* selectChildren and selectAttributes for dynamic getters and some 
> 
> wildcard scenarios
> 
>>* Location in ValidatingXmlStreamReader
>>* Added a wrapper over jsr173's XMLStreamReader
>>* Added support for default value in XMLStreamReaderExt interface and 
> 
> implementation
> 
>>* Adding typed value for QName case in the Validator
>>* Adding an utility for validation of simple schema types
>>* Improved the Validator to ofer PSVI info
>>* Exposed some of the XMLSchema validator functionality in the public 
> 
> interfaces
> 
>>* Added support for XML Catalog, based on Apache Commons CatalogResolver
>>* Added XMLStreamReaderExt an extention of XMLStreamReader which alowes 
> 
> getting strongly typed java values from a stream
> 
>>* Adds support for annotations in XMLSchema
>>* Added JSR 173 support
>>
>>* performance tests
>>* various feature tests
>>* samples and documentation
>>* packaging, licencing changes
>>
>>
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