SAXON 5.0 is available

Subject: SAXON 5.0 is available
From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 09:52:08 -0000
SAXON 5.0 is available at

This version is a complete implementation of XSLT 1.0 and XPath 1.0. 

(If there are any parts of the spec it doesn't implement, then that's an
oversight and will be treated as a bug.)

Apart from full conformance, the new things in this release are:

- a number of new extension functions
  - intersection(), difference() and has-same-nodes() to compare node-sets
  - line-number() and system-id() of the current node in the source document
  - if(condition, then, else) 

- stylesheet chaining
  - specify <saxon:output next-in-chain="phase2.xsl"> to send the output of
this stylesheet
    to be the input to another stylesheet

- user-definable numbering and collating sequences

- internal improvements to node-set handling and sorting, which should
result in better performance when handling large node-sets, and should
certainly reduce the load on the garbage collector

Full details of changes are at

Mike Kay

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