[xquery-talk] [ANN] Saxon 8.7 is available on Java and .NET

manavaputra at yahoo.com manavaputra at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 24 19:17:50 PST 2006

I got 8.5 a few weeks ago. For the java version, are
there are significant enhancements in 8.7 over 8.5?


--- Michael Kay <mhk at mhk.me.uk> wrote:

> Saxon 8.7 is now available. Both Saxon-B and
> Saxon-SA (the schema-aware
> product) are being made available simultaneously on
> the Java and .NET
> platforms.
> Delivering Saxon on .NET is an important
> development. The new release goes
> considerably further than previous Saxon.NET
> releases: it integrates much
> more closely with other .NET services such as the
> System.Xml parser, and it
> provides a new API designed to fit in with the
> stylistic conventions of the
> .NET framework. Also, because this release is
> delivered by Saxonica, it has
> been through all the same tests as the Java product,
> and the documentation
> is fully integrated.
> I have to express my appreciation to Pieter Siegers
> Kort, M. David Peterson
> and others who pioneered the approach that has been
> used to create this
> product; and also to Jeroen Frijters who produced
> the IKVMC cross-compiler
> on which the technology depends. The Saxon code is
> still written in 100%
> Java, except for the new API front-end which is in
> C#. The Java code is
> compiled as normal, and the byte-code is then
> translated into native MSIL
> for the .NET platform using the IKVMC compiler.
> Run-time library services
> are obtained partly from the GNU ClassPath library,
> and partly from the .NET
> framework classes.
> I'm quite pleased with the new API, which is
> documented at
> (start with the
> Processor class). I think it's a lot cleaner than
> either the JAXP or the
> System.Xml.Xsl APIs, and adopts a uniform approach
> to compiling and running
> XSLT, XQuery, XPath, and XML Schema. I may well port
> it back to the Java
> product in due course. 
> Michael Kay
> http://www.saxonica.com/ 
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