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Work is just getting started on an implementation of StAX (JSR 173). A couple new contributors have volunteered to help out in this effort. This includes a student participating in the Google Summer of Code program who is currently working on the SAX and DOM implementations of the XMLStreamReader.

Wiki MarkupIn July the committers agreed that it is time to move to a common serialization code base with Xalan and to deprecate Xerces' native serializer. The Xalan serializer started as a copy of the Xerces serializer but diverged over time and for years two similarly capable serializers were being developed. More effort was devoted to improving the performance and fixing bugs in the Xalan version and after a comparison of the \[ two serializers in 2004\] it became clear to the developers that moving to the Xalan serializer was the best way forward. We plan to work with the Xalan community to continue improving this code base.


Bug and docs fixes for DOM Level 3 and new build system have now been completed (no known bugs). Work is continuing on an XInclude implementation. A DOM Events implementation has contributed and now needs review. We had hoped to release last quarter but this proved to be too optimistic. We hope to do a major release (3.0) in the next couple of months after XInlcude is completed.