JAXP JEP: Update Xerces implementation in the JDK

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at oracle.com
Mon Feb 3 22:08:29 UTC 2014

On 02/03/2014 02:19 PM, huizhe wang wrote:
> The JDK contains an older Xerces implementation, version 2.7.1. Although there were
> updates in JDK 7 to bring in some changes, we did not bring it completely up to date
> to any later release. The goal of this JEP is to complete the update and bring the JDK
> to Xerces' latest release, 2.11.0.

Xerces 2.11.0 supports JDK 1.4.2 (!) and up. I am curious if you intend 
to avoid using newer language features or APIs in the JDK implementation 
so that you can stay closely in-sync and integrate future updates more 


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