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   XOM 1.0d23 Last Call

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I am pleased to announce the release of XOM 1.0d23 my dual 
streaming/tree-based API for processing XML with Java. XOM is quite 
parsimonious with memory, far more so than most competing tree-based 
APIs, and it is the most "XML correct" of any of the major tree-based 
APIs for processing XML. XOM is fanatical about maintaining 
well-formedness at all times. I also suspect XOM is more code correct 
than most libraries for processing XML. It has an extensive unit test 
suite that achieves approximately 90% code coverage. The XOM tests 
have actually exposed numerous bugs in other libraries including 
Xerces, Crimson, Oracle, Piccolo, libxml2, JDOM, Saxon, and more. 
(This weekend's 2.6.1 release of Xerces did fix the last two bugs 
XOM's unit tests were tripping over, so that is the preferred parser 
for XOM.) You can download it from the usual location:


This is the *LAST CALL* development release of XOM 1.0.  The next 
release will be 1.0 alpha 1, at which point I will declare API freeze 
and rule out gratuitous, backwards incompatible changes until at 
least 2.0 (at some point in the indefinite future). If there are any 
method names or signatures that bother you in XOM, now is the time to 
let me know.  I do plan some future releases, 1.0.1, 1.1, 1.2, etc. 
to add features and improve performance. However, I don't want to 
change the existing API after alpha 1 without a very good reason.


   Elliotte Rusty Harold
   Effective XML (Addison-Wesley, 2003)


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