Saxon 7.3 is available: see
There are lots of new features in this version, and as usual all the
changes are listed in the change log. The main headlines are probably:
* many new "minor" features from the XPath 2.0 and XSLT 2.0 specs have
been implemented, including some from the 15 November 2002 drafts
* "compiled" stylesheets are now serializable to disk (and occupy much
* internal data structures and interfaces have been adapted to
accommodate type annotation on nodes. This is mainly infrastructure to
support schema validation in the future, but it does already allow
explicit annotation of nodes in temporary trees using the built-in
simple types of XML Schema.
I have dropped the FOP interface because I found that FOP had changed
again between 0.20.3 and 0.20.4, and I was getting fed up of tracking
the changes. If anyone feels strongly about this, let me know. Offers to
take over the maintenance of this module will be gratefully accepted!