Release of SAXON Version 4.5
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 09:44:42 +0100 From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: SAXON 4.5
SAXON 4.5 is available at:
The new version implements the 9 July 99 XSL specification, in both the compiler and the interpreter. "Instant SAXON", the packaged version of the interpreter for Windows, is also available. As well as moving to the new syntax, this release plugs a few of the remaining gaps in SAXON's XSL coverage, for example it now supports xsl:include and the document() function. (I still haven't got around to namespaces, though).
I've cut out a lot of dead wood in the Java API, so if you're using SAXON as a Java class library rather than for its XSL processing, you may be better off sticking with the previous version. In particular, there is no support for serial processing in this release, though I hope to reintroduce it some time.
Do read the changes.html file carefully, there are rather a lot of incompatible changes, all done to get as close as possible to the evolving standard.
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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