Java News from Sunday, September 19, 2004

I've posted beta 5 of XOM, my dual streaming/tree API for processing XML with Java. This beta primarily focuses on fixing bugs in XInclude and improving performance of builders when reading from files. It also deprecates the setNodeFactory() method in XSLTransform which will be removed in the next drop. In its place, there's a new constructor:

public XSLTransform(Document stylesheet, NodeFactory factory)

Finally, the four XSLTransform constructors deprecated in the last release have been removed.

I don't have any other major issues in the TODO list for 1.0. If nobody finds any bugs in this beta, I may label the next drop release candidate 1.