XML News from Wednesday, August 9, 2006

IBM's developerWorks has published my latest article, The Java XML Validation API. This article introduces the validation funtionality that's built into Java 5 and later. It's also available as a standard extension for Java 1.3 and later.

The Shiira Project has posted a beta of Shiira 2.0, an open source (Modified BSD license) Mac OS X web browser based on Web Kit and written in Cocoa. "The goal of the Shiira Project is to create a browser that is better and more useful than Safari." They've failed. Shiira asumes all XML files are RSS files. Bad browser. No cookie. I know this isn't the first browser in which I've seen this particular brain damage, but Safari doesn't have this bug. Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later is required.