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   ANN: SAXON 3.1

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  • From: "Michael Kay" <M.H.Kay@eng.icl.co.uk>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Oct 1998 10:19:37 +0100

SAXON version 3.1 is now available at

There are a lot of small enhancements, mostly requested by users, but
nothing that radically changes the scope. The changes are described in a
changes.html file within the download.

SAXON is a java class library that sits on top of a SAX Parser or DOM
implementation, providing a variety of facilities that help the application
to process an XML document. It is designed primarily to support applications
handling specific document types (as opposed to general-purpose tools),
especially applications doing XML-to-HTML or XML-to-XML transformations.

SAXON works in principle with any SAX 1.0 conformant parser (the latest
version is tested with xp, xml4j, SUN XML Library, aelfred) or with any
implementation of the latest DOM specification (tested with docuverse and
xml4j; should work with SUN again when they upgrade to the latest spec).

The download includes source and object code, documentation, and sample
applications. One of the sample applications is a DTD Generator which has
proved popular in its own right.

Mike Kay

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