Xerces-J 2.10.0 is now available on the Xerces site, http://xerces.apache.org/xerces2-j/ to be used by community. This is a release after nearly two and a half years of the previous Xerces-J release, 2.9.1. This is a significant milestone at Xerces, with lot's of new features & bug fixes/enhancements.
Xerces-J 2.10.0 provides two versions of the Xerces distributables:
1. Xerces2 Java 2.10.0 - this is a maintainence release for 2.9.1 release (having bug fixes & enhancements), with essentially the same parsing & API support as 2.9.1 (except I think addition of support for StAX 1.0 event API & Element Traversal API -- more details are available in Xerces release notes).
2. Xerces2 Java 2.10.0 (XML Schema 1.1) (Beta) - this release supports a partial experimental implementation of the XML Schema 1.1 Structures and Datatypes Working Drafts (December 2009), along with all the changes available in "Xerces2 Java 2.10.0" release (point 1).
PS: I would also like to extend special thanks to the Eclipse/PsychoPath XPath 2.0 team members, Dave Carver & Jesper S Møller for helping producing an excellent XPath 2.0 engine, which underlies Xerces XML Schema 1.1 assertions and type-alternatives implementation. Special thanks also to Andrea Bittau, who originally authored the PsychoPath engine.
I hope the community likes the Xerces 2.10.0 release!
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