[xquery-talk] [ANN] Saxon 8.1
mhk at mhk.me.uk
Mon Sep 27 13:45:30 PDT 2004
Just a quick note to let everyone know that Saxon 8.1 is available:
http://saxon.sf.net/ (open source version)
http://www.saxonica.com/ (commercial version)
There are large numbers of changes but most of them taken individually are
The commercial licensing has been made more flexible, in particular there is
a reduced price if you want XSLT or XQuery but not both.
There are now added goodies in Saxon-SA beyond schema-awareness, most
notably an extension to support higher-order functions. This has been used
on the XQuery side to provide access to facilities equivalent to XSLT's
for-each-group and analyze-string.
This release was developed in collaboration with Stylus Studio, and includes
features designed to enable improved debugging and diagnostics when Saxon is
used from within Stylus Studio.
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