XML News from Friday, October 27, 2006

In case you missed it in the recommended reading, please check out, Chameleon schemas considered harmful. Something very weird is going on in the XHTML 2/XForms space, and either I'm totally misunderstanding what they're up to, or they've gone completely off the rails. I'm not the only one who thinks this either. I've been hearing from working group members who are perhaps not qutie as befuddled about this as I am, but who seem equally perturbed by the developments. I really want to figure out why the XHTML working group is doing what they're doing (and why the XForms working group is going along with them). It's hard to credit that the reason could possibly be as trivial as it seems to be, but so far no one has suggested anything else. Possibly I should bring this issue to the TAG for discussion, but I want to make sure I understand it first.

Daniel Veillard has released version 2.6.27 of libxml2, the open source XML C library for Gnome. He's also released version 1.1.18 of libxslt, the Gnome Project's XSLT library for C. These releases fix assorted bugs.

Andrea Marchesini has released libnxml 0.14, a C library for parsing, writing, and creating XML 1.0 and 1.1. Version 0.13 adds support for basic authentication and proxy authentication. libnxml is published under the LGPL.