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05 January 2009, 09:32

Apache Commons Digester gets a major update

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Version 2.0 of the Apache Commons Digester has been released. Digester is a Java library which can map XML to Java objects and is designed to make it easy for applications to consume XML data files. The new version of Digester requires a minimum of JDK 1.5, but is now no longer dependent on Apache Commons Collections, requiring only Commons Logging and BeanUtils. The new release includes new XML Schema support, which understands W3C XML Schema, Relax NG and Schematron, for the validation of XML documents and is now aware of XInclude. The developers point out that there are breaking changes between 1.8 and 2.0 as the old schema support is being deprecated.

At the same time, the Digester team also release a maintenance update to Digester 1.8. Version 1.8.1 with minor bug fixes. The Digester developers suggest though that new projects should use version 2.0.

The full release notes cover other changes in Digester 2.0 which is available to download now.


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