XML News from Thursday, October 20, 2005

I've posted the fifth beta 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 5 fixes one bug in the Canonicalizer and makes a couple more small optimizations. This may be the last beta before the final release of XOM 1.1. XOM requires Java 1.2 or later and is published under the LGPL.

Netscape has released version 8.0.4 of its namesake web browser for Windows. This is a bug fix release. All users should upgrade.