XML News from Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The XML Apache Project has released Xerces-J 2.9.0, a minor upgrade to the preeminent open source XML parser for Java. "2.9.0 includes the Xalan serializer in its distribution. Xerces and Xalan now share a common serialization codebase. The DOM Level 3 serialization support which was in Xerces was migrated into the Xalan serializer and Xerces' native serializer was deprecated. This release also includes a few minor enhancements and several bug fixes." In particular it now supports W3C XML Schemas 1.1 and OASIS XML catalogs 1.2. (Web site not yet updated, but the files are in the download area.)