[xquery-talk] [ANN] Saxon 9.1 is available

Michael Kay mike at saxonica.com
Thu Jul 3 11:49:22 PDT 2008

Saxon 9.1 has been released. For download links, go to http://saxon.sf.net/

Full details of changes (119 items) are at

For XQuery users, the most significant developments are:

* The XQuery API for Java is now implemented in its (almost!) final form,
with full conformance to the compatibility tests

* XQuery Update is fully implemented

* Saxon is now capable of evaluating many queries in streamed mode, that is,
without constructing a tree representation of the source document in memory.
This makes it possible to run queries against very large documents (tested
up to 20Gb). This needs to be requested by means of an extension function
(or pragma) saxon:stream - it is never done as an automatic optimization.
Further details of this feature are at

Michael Kay

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