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From Martin Gainty <>
Subject RE: using <xmlvalidate> task with XML Schema 1.1 and Saxon
Date Tue, 11 May 2010 12:58:40 GMT

good news links to the source when you're ready to beta ..(i'll try to build
here and run thru as many TC's as i can)

Thanks Stefan and Graham!
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> Date: Tue, 11 May 2010 11:04:55 +0200
> Subject: using <xmlvalidate> task with XML Schema 1.1 and Saxon
> Well readers,
> here is another update from Mike Kay just to whet your appetites
> > I've now implemented a ValidatingReader that implements XMLReader and 
> >recognizes the Apache-defined XMLReader properties that are passed 
> >between Ant and Xerces, so that Saxon can now be used to implement 
> >both the xmlvalidate and schemavalidate tasks. 
> >This will be released in Saxon-EE 9.3.
> >
> >Michael Kay
> Graham (esel) Heath
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Bodewig [] 
> Sent: Monday, May 10, 2010 12:02 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: using <xmlvalidate> task with XML Schema 1.1 and Saxon
> On 2010-05-10, Heath, Graham <> wrote:
> > I include here Mike Kay's offline assessment of using saxon validate
> > inside ant.
> >> It looks as if this task relies on the validation engine implementing
> >> XMLReader - that is, it's assuming validation is something that
> >> parsers do. I would have expected something that expects to work
> >> with any validation engine to use javax.xml.vaidation.Validator,
> Just to prvide some feedback - feel free to relay it back:
> Ant still targets JDK 1.4 and with Ant 1.7.x we even had to maintain
> backwards compatibility with Java 1.3. The JAXP validation API has only
> been introduced with the JAXP version that ships with Java5.
> Given the tasks are only part of the "optional tasks" section anyway, we
> could certainly introduce an additional task that wouldn't work with
> Java 1.4 and in theory even allowed validation of Relax NG or other
> schema descriptions. If I find time, I may give it a try (I know the
> validation API a bit via my XMLunit work) - I'm just not sure when "if I
> find time" may happen, so if anybody else wants to start with it, you
> are more than welcome.
> Stefan
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