[xquery-talk] [ANN] Saxon 8.1

Michael Kay 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.

Michael Kay
Saxonica Limited

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