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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT]: Apache Xerces-J 2.12.0 now available

  • From: Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au>
  • To: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 14:53:35 +1000

Re:  [ANNOUNCEMENT]: Apache Xerces-J 2.12.0 now available
Well done!  Good to see.

Now that Java comes with a recent Xerces implementation too, instead of the old crappy one, things might be looking up for people who need XSD. (Java is still only XSD 1.0, shame on them.)


On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 2:36 PM, Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi all,
   The Apache Xerces project team is pleased to announce that version 2.12.0 of Apache Xerces-J is now available.

Xerces-J 2.12.0 can be downloaded at: http://xerces.apache.org/mirrors.cgi.

This release expands on Xerces-J's experimental support for XML Schema 1.1 by providing a fully compliant XML Schema 1.1 implementation. It fixes several bugs which were present in Xerces-J 2.11.0 and also includes a few other minor enhancements.

Specifically, the changes introduced in this release are:

* Report all id/idref problems when validating XML against DTD or XML Schema. [Michael Glavassevich]

* Implemented improvements to XML Schema 1.1 CTA implementation and inheritable attributes. [Mukul Gandhi, Hiranya Jayathilaka]

* Implemented improved error/warning message reporting for various XML Schema use cases. [Mukul Gandhi]

* Implemented few performance enhancements (affecting parsing/validation latency and memory footprint) to the implementation. [Michael Glavassevich]

* Fixed minor bugs in Xerces-J's regex support in XML Schema <pattern> facet. [Michael Glavassevich, Khaled Noaman, Sandy Gao]

* Implemented various fixes to XML Schema 1.1 assert/assertion implementation. [Mukul Gandhi]

* Implemented minor and major fixes in certain areas, to XML Schema 1.0 and 1.1 implementations. [Michael Glavassevich, Khaled Noaman, Sandy Gao, Mukul Gandhi]

* Fixed the issue related to, XIncludeTextReader doesn't handle null Content Types properly. [Michael Glavassevich]

* Fixed minor problems in the DOM (Level 3 Core) implementation. [Michael Glavassevich]

* Fixed few errors related to Xerces-J's build component. [Michael Glavassevich]

* Solved a minor bug in SoftReferenceSymbolTable implementation component. [Michael Glavassevich]

* Octavian and Radu, from Oxygen XML Editor team have contributed much by way of intimating numerous bugs and implementation ideas, for Xerces-J's XML Schema 1.0 and 1.1 implementations. [Octavian Nadolu, Radu Coravu]

* The following security issues, raised by users were fixed:

A complete list of JIRA issues resolved in this release is available here:

For more information please visit: http://xerces.apache.org/xerces2-j/

Mukul Gandhi

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