Announcing SAXON 4.7
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 14:25:20 +0100 From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: Announcing SAXON 4.7
SAXON 4.7 is available at:
This version implements the 8 October 1999 xslt and xpath specifications.
Full conformance details, and information about changes since the previous version, are available on the site. Highlights are:-
XSL features implemented for the first time: namespaces, xsl:import, xsl:apply-imports, xsl:output, numeric sorting, element extensibility, xsl:fallback, literal result element as stylesheet, disable-output-escaping.
Other enhancements: control over output encoding, improved HTML generation, user-defined output handlers; improved diagnostics; new API for extension functions (modelled on the API in xt); a "preview mode" for handling documents too large to fit in memory; "SQL stylesheets" as an example of element extensibility (allowing data to be loaded into a relational database); a nodeset() function to convert a result tree fragment to a nodeset, making it available for further processing; integration with James Tauber's FOP processor.
The SAXON XSL compiler has slipped behind in functionality, so I decided to leave it out of this release; in future I will probably release it independently of the interpreter.
Several users have asked for a mailing list for SAXON queries and comments, so I have set one up at http://saxon.xsl.listbot.com/. As always, technical support is not guaranteed.
XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
Prepared by Robin Cover for the The SGML/XML Web Page archive.