XML News from Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Apache XML Project has released XML Security v1.3, an implementation of security related XML standards including Canonical XML, XML Encryption, and XML Signature Syntax and Processing. A compatible Java Cryptography Extension provider is required. Version 1.3 improves performance and fixes bugs.

I've posted the seventh beta/first release candidate of XOM 1.1, my free-as-in-speech (LGPL) dual streaming/tree-based API for processing XML with Java. Version 1.1 maintains backwards compatibility with XOM 1.0 while adding a number of important new features including XPath queries, document subset canonicalization, exclusive XML canonicalization, external XSLT parameters, and xml:id support. The API is now considered to be stable, and probably won't change before 1.1 final. Beta 7 fixes two minor, almost cosmetic bugs in the Serializer and plugs a possible memory leak in the Builder. Barring discovery of any more bugs, this should be the last beta before the final release of XOM 1.1 next week. I'd really appreciate it if anyone who's been using it could give this release candidate a spin to make sure the latest fixes haven't broken anything else. XOM requires Java 1.2 or later and is published under the LGPL.