[xsl] [ANN] Saxon 9.7 released today

Subject: [xsl] [ANN] Saxon 9.7 released today
From: "Michael Kay mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <xsl-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:15:08 -0000
Following just a week after the XSLT 3.0 Candidate Recommendation from W3C, we
are delighted to announce the release today of Saxon 9.7.

Saxon-EE is a virtually complete implementation of XSLT 3.0. As well as
further advances on the streaming front, and a quiet but steady advance in
multi-threading capability, its biggest new feature is support for separate
compilation and distribution of stylesheet packages. Packages offer
significant software engineering benefits for anyone developing a large
XSLT-based application. We can now offer the capability to develop stylesheets
that incorporate features like schema-awareness and streaming, so developers
can ship these in compiled form with an embedded license to end users who can
run the stylesheet without acquiring their own license. We can also do the
same for schemas. (Commercial terms to be announced.)

9.7 also includes a complete implementation of XPath 3.1 and XQuery 3.1. In
fact, it implements new features in these specs that W3C haven't yet
published. Many of the new features including maps and arrays are in the
open-source HE product, though for higher-order functions you need to move to
the Professional Edition.

Full details at www.saxonica.com

Michael Kay

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