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Re: [xml-dev] [ANN] Saxon-JS 2.0 is released

Many congrats to this release!

Marcus Reichardt

On 6/12/20, Hans-Juergen Rennau <hrennau@yahoo.de> wrote:
>  In German: Donnerwetter!
> Many, many thanks to you and your colleagues for the wonderful work you
> offer to the community, for the new opportunities and perspectives you
> created for XML technology, once more.
> Hans-Jürgen
>     Am Freitag, 12. Juni 2020, 16:42:34 MESZ hat Michael Kay
> <mike@saxonica.com> Folgendes geschrieben:
>  A significant announcement today...  Saxon-JS 2 is released!
> This is a big development for Saxon on the Javascript platform. The most
> obvious changes are:
> * The product is now available on Node.js as well as in the browser
> * The product now includes an XSLT compiler as well as a run-time, so it is
> no longer restricted to users who have purchased a Saxon-EE license.
> But there's also a vast number of smaller changes:
> * A serializer with a very high level of conformance to the W3C
> specifications
> * A richer Javascript API both for XSLT transformations and XPath
> evaluation
> * Support for higher-order functions
> * General filling in of remaining conformance gaps, taking us to 99.9%
> coverage of XSLT 3.0 and XPath 3.1.
> * Significant performance enhancements.
> We're very excited by the potential of this product. Node.js has become a
> very popular platform for high-performance web services, and until now it
> has had rather poor support for XML technologies generally, and XSLT in
> particular. Saxon-JS on Node.js is effectively a brand new XSLT processor,
> which can now operate completely independently of the Java product. Our
> initial performance results are very encouraging indeed.
> We're making Saxon-JS available at no charge (but it's not open source).
> We'll be offering a subscription package for enterprise users that will
> offer source code, debugging aids, and functional add-ons in due course
> (please let us know if you're interested: that will help us in designing the
> service). But for the moment, please download it and try it out. For
> Node.js, it's on npm with package names "xslt3" and "saxon-js". For the
> browser, you can download from www.saxonica.com/saxon-js -- where you will
> also find full documentation, delivered (of course) using Saxon-JS itself.
> Debbie Lockett and John Lumley have devoted the last couple of years to this
> project, and deserve a big round of applause.
> Michael KaySaxonica

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