Thanks for you kind feedback regarding Saxon 9.5. We are currently
looking into your comment and questions posed. We will provide a
In regards to Question 3, the JavaDoc in the doc folder seems
incomplete. We will correct this ASAP.
On 07/06/13 12:35, Eric Lilja wrote:
Hi! Thank you so much for releasing version 9.5, it's always exciting
when a new version of Saxon comes out! I have a few questions/comments.
By the way, I am using the professional version of Saxon.
Comment 1: In the changelog part of the documentation page at
http://saxonica.com/documentation/index.html#!changes, it would nice if
there was a category 'all', which would list all the changes in a single
page for easy reading (with headers taken from the categories). Also,
changelogs for maintenance releases don't seem to be present in the page
mentioned above, where can they be found? Maybe I missed them, but it
would also be nice with announcement emails to this list with changelogs
for maintenance releases to this list. I believe I only saw sporadic
Question 1: I noticed that when I tried to compile one of my programs
which use Saxon with the new 9.5 version, it didn't build anymore
because of changes made to the definition net.sf.saxon.om.Item (relating
to generics). I want to stress that I have no problem with those changes
in themselves, but I think I missed it in the changelog. Maybe it wasn't
documented or I didn't read carefully enough.
Question 2: Looking at the same of my code mentioned in the first
question, I see that I am using the s9api for XQuery and
net.sf.saxon.om-classes for XPath. Is s9api the recommend api for
XQuery? I believe I saw on this list once it is recommended api to use.
What about XPath, is the net.sf.saxon.om-classes what I should be using
or something else?
Question 3: The saxon-resources-9.5zip file is a lot smaller than the
resources file for release 9.4 (down to 5.8 MB from 13.6 MB according to
the download page). I noticed that the directory 'doc/javadoc' is
missing a lot of things. I was always extracting the doc/javadoc folder
to a separate .zip-file and used it in Eclipse as javadoc for the saxon
jar file. However, now a lot of documentation is missing, for example
for the APIs and classes mentioned under question 2. Will the resources
file be updated to correct this or should I be getting the complete
javadoc (as a zip file) somewhere else?
Thanks for your time, and thanks again for a great product!
PS. I tried posting this yesterday but it seems to have gone lost,
hopefully that version doesn't appear because it will be the same
material so to speak, only phrased little differently (I don't have a
copy of the sent message to re-send).
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