Welcome to the future! Xerces2 is the next generation of
high performance, fully compliant XML parsers in the Apache
Xerces family. This new version of Xerces introduces the
Xerces Native Interface (XNI), a complete framework for
building parser components and configurations that is
extremely modular and easy to program.
The Apache Xerces2 parser is the reference implementation
of XNI but other parser components, configurations, and parsers
can be written using the Xerces Native Interface. For complete
design and implementation documents, refer to the
Xerces2 is a
fully conforming XML Schema 1.0 processor. A partial experimental implementation
of the XML Schema 1.1
Working Drafts (December 2009) and an experimental implementation of the
XML Schema Definition
Language (XSD): Component Designators (SCD) Candidate Recommendation (January 2010)
are provided for evaluation. For more information, refer to the
XML Schema page.
Xerces2 also provides a complete implementation of the
Object Model Level 3 Core and Load/Save W3C Recommendations and provides a
complete implementation of the XML Inclusions
(XInclude) W3C Recommendation. It also provides support
for OASIS XML Catalogs v1.1.
Xerces2 is able to parse documents written according to the
XML 1.1 Recommendation, except that
it does not yet provide an option to enable normalization checking as described
in section 2.13 of this specification.
It also handles namespaces according to the
XML Namespaces 1.1 Recommendation,
and will correctly serialize XML 1.1 documents if the DOM level
3 load/save APIs are in use.