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to the CVS at
 code base.There is the list of public releases:
2.6.16: Nov 10 2004:
   - general hardening and bug fixing crossing all the API based on new
    automated regression testing
   - build fix: IPv6 build and test on AIX (Dodji Seketeli)
   - bug fixes: problem with XML::Libxml reported by Petr Pajas,  encoding
    conversion functions return values, UTF-8 bug affecting XPath reported by
    Markus Bertheau, catalog problem with NULL entries (William Brack)
   - documentation: fix to xmllint man page, some API function descritpion
    were updated.
   - improvements: DTD validation APIs provided at the Python level (Brent

2.6.15: Oct 27 2004:
   - security fixes on the nanoftp and nanohttp modules
   - build fixes: xmllint detection bug in configure, building outside the
    source tree (Thomas Fitzsimmons)
   - bug fixes: HTML parser on broken ASCII chars in names (William), Python
    paths (Malcolm Tredinnick), xmlHasNsProp and default namespace (William),
    saving to python file objects (Malcolm Tredinnick), DTD lookup fix
    (Malcolm), save back <group> in catalogs (William), tree build
    fixes (DV and Rob Richards), Schemas memory bug, structured error handler
    on Python 64bits, thread local memory deallocation, memory leak reported
    by Volker Roth, xmlValidateDtd in the presence of an internal subset,
    entities and _private problem (William), xmlBuildRelativeURI error
   - improvements: better XInclude error reports (William), tree debugging
    module and tests, convenience functions at the Reader API (Graham
    Bennett), add support for PI in the HTML parser.

2.6.14: Sep 29 2004:
   - build fixes: configure paths for xmllint and xsltproc, compilation
    without HTML parser, compilation warning cleanups (William Brack &
    Malcolm Tredinnick), VMS makefile update (Craig Berry),
   - bug fixes: xmlGetUTF8Char (William Brack), QName properties (Kasimier
    Buchcik), XInclude testing, Notation serialization, UTF8ToISO8859x
    transcoding (Mark Itzcovitz), lots of XML Schemas cleanup and fixes
    (Kasimier), ChangeLog cleanup (Stepan Kasal), memory fixes (Mark Vakoc),
    handling of failed realloc(), out of bound array adressing in Schemas
    date handling, Python space/tabs cleanups (Malcolm Tredinnick), NMTOKENS
    E20 validation fix (Malcolm),
   - improvements: added W3C XML Schemas testsuite (Kasimier Buchcik), add
    xmlSchemaValidateOneElement (Kasimier), Python exception hierearchy
    (Malcolm Tredinnick), Python libxml2 driver improvement (Malcolm
    Tredinnick), Schemas support for xsi:schemaLocation,
    xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation, xsi:type (Kasimier Buchcik)

2.6.13: Aug 31 2004:
   - build fixes: Windows and zlib (Igor Zlatkovic), -O flag with gcc,
    Solaris compiler warning, fixing RPM BuildRequires,
   - fixes: DTD loading on Windows (Igor), Schemas error reports APIs
    (Kasimier Buchcik), Schemas validation crash, xmlCheckUTF8 (William Brack
    and Julius Mittenzwei), Schemas facet check (Kasimier), default namespace
    problem (William), Schemas hexbinary empty values, encoding error could
    genrate a serialization loop.
   - Improvements: Schemas validity improvements (Kasimier), added --path
    and --load-trace options to xmllint
   - documentation: tutorial update (John Fleck)

2.6.12: Aug 22 2004:
   - build fixes: fix --with-minimum, elfgcchack.h fixes (Peter
    Breitenlohner), perl path lookup (William), diff on Solaris (Albert
    Chin), some 64bits cleanups.
   - Python: avoid a warning with 2.3 (William Brack), tab and space mixes
    (William), wrapper generator fixes (William), Cygwin support (Gerrit P.
    Haase), node wrapper fix (Marc-Antoine Parent), XML Schemas support
    (Torkel Lyng)
   - Schemas: a lot of bug fixes and improvements from Kasimier Buchcik
   - fixes: RVT fixes (William), XPath context resets bug (William), memory
    debug (Steve Hay), catalog white space handling (Peter Breitenlohner),
    xmlReader state after attribute reading (William), structured error
    handler (William), XInclude generated xml:base fixup (William), Windows
    memory reallocation problem (Steve Hay), Out of Memory conditions
    handling (William and Olivier Andrieu), htmlNewDoc() charset bug,
    htmlReadMemory init (William), a posteriori validation DTD base
    (William), notations serialization missing, xmlGetNodePath (Dodji),
    xmlCheckUTF8 (Diego Tartara), missing line numbers on entity
   - improvements: DocBook catalog build scrip (William), xmlcatalog tool
    (Albert Chin), xmllint --c14n option, no_proxy environment (Mike Hommey),
    xmlParseInNodeContext() addition, extend xmllint --shell, allow XInclude
    to not generate start/end nodes, extend xmllint --version to include CVS
    tag (William)
   - documentation: web pages fixes, validity API docs fixes (William)
    schemas API fix (Eric Haszlakiewicz), xmllint man page (John Fleck)

2.6.11: July 5 2004:
   - Schemas: a lot of changes and improvements by Kasimier Buchcik for
    attributes, namespaces and simple types.
   - build fixes: --with-minimum (William Brack),  some gcc cleanup
    (William), --with-thread-alloc (William)
   - portability: Windows binary package change (Igor Zlatkovic), Catalog
    path on Windows
   - documentation: update to the tutorial (John Fleck), xmllint return code
    (John Fleck), man pages (Ville Skytta),
   - bug fixes: C14N bug serializing namespaces (Aleksey Sanin), testSAX
    properly initialize the library (William), empty node set in XPath
    (William), xmlSchemas errors (William), invalid charref problem pointed
    by Morus Walter, XInclude xml:base generation (William), Relax-NG bug
    with div processing (William), XPointer and xml:base problem(William),
    Reader and entities, xmllint return code for schemas (William), reader
    streaming problem (Steve Ball), DTD serialization problem (William),
    libxml.m4 fixes (Mike Hommey), do not provide destructors as methods on
    Python classes, xmlReader buffer bug, Python bindings memory interfaces
    improvement (with Stéphane Bidoul), Fixed the push parser to be back to
    synchronous behaviour.
   - improvement: custom per-thread I/O enhancement (Rob Richards), register
    namespace in debug shell (Stefano Debenedetti), Python based regression
    test for non-Unix users (William), dynamically increase the number of
    XPath extension functions in Python and fix a memory leak (Marc-Antoine
    Parent and William)
   - performance: hack done with Arjan van de Ven to reduce ELF footprint
    and generated code on Linux, plus use gcc runtime profiling to optimize
    the code generated in the RPM packages.

2.6.10: May 17 2004:
   - Web page generated for ChangeLog
   - build fixes: --without-html problems, make check without make all
   - portability: problem with xpath.c on Windows (MSC and Borland), memcmp
    vs. strncmp on Solaris, XPath tests on Windows (Mark Vakoc), C++ do not
    use "list" as parameter name, make tests work with Python 1.5 (Ed
   - improvements: made xmlTextReaderMode public, small buffers resizing
    (Morten Welinder), add --maxmem option to xmllint, add
    xmlPopInputCallback() for Matt Sergeant, refactoring of serialization
    escaping, added escaping customization
   - bugfixes: xsd:extension (Taihei Goi), assorted regexp bugs (William
    Brack), xmlReader end of stream problem, node deregistration with reader,
    URI escaping and filemanes,  XHTML1 formatting (Nick Wellnhofer), regexp
    transition reduction (William), various XSD Schemas fixes (Kasimier
    Buchcik), XInclude fallback problem (William), weird problems with DTD
    (William), structured error handler callback context (William), reverse
    xmlEncodeSpecialChars() behaviour back to escaping '"'

2.6.9: Apr 18 2004:
   - implement xml:id Working Draft, relaxed XPath id() checking
   - bugfixes: xmlCtxtReset (Brent Hendricks), line number and CDATA (Dave
    Beckett), Relax-NG compilation (William Brack), Regexp patches (with
    William), xmlUriEscape (Mark Vakoc), a Relax-NG notAllowed problem (with
    William), Relax-NG name classes compares (William), XInclude duplicate
    fallback (William), external DTD encoding detection (William), a DTD
    validation bug (William), xmlReader Close() fix, recusive extention
   - improvements: use xmlRead* APIs in test tools (Mark Vakoc), indenting
    save optimization, better handle IIS broken HTTP redirect  behaviour (Ian
    Hummel), HTML parser frameset (James Bursa), libxml2-python RPM
    dependancy, XML Schemas union support (Kasimier Buchcik), warning removal
    clanup (William), keep ChangeLog compressed when installing from RPMs
   - documentation: examples and xmlDocDumpMemory docs (John Fleck), new
    example (load, xpath, modify, save), xmlCatalogDump() comments,
   - Windows: Borland C++ builder (Eric Zurcher), work around Microsoft
    compiler NaN handling bug (Mark Vakoc)

2.6.8: Mar 23 2004:
   - First step of the cleanup of the serialization code and APIs
   - XML Schemas: mixed content (Adam Dickmeiss), QName handling fixes (Adam
    Dickmeiss), anyURI for "" (John Belmonte)
   - Python: Canonicalization C14N support added (Anthony Carrico)
   - xmlDocCopyNode() extension (William)
   - Relax-NG: fix when processing XInclude results (William), external
    reference in interleave (William), missing error on <choice>
    failure (William), memory leak in schemas datatype facets.
   - xmlWriter: patch for better DTD support (Alfred Mickautsch)
   - bug fixes: xmlXPathLangFunction memory leak (Mike Hommey and William
    Brack), no ID errors if using HTML_PARSE_NOERROR, xmlcatalog fallbacks to
    URI on SYSTEM lookup failure, XInclude parse flags inheritance (William),
    XInclude and XPointer fixes for entities (William), XML parser bug
    reported by Holger Rauch, nanohttp fd leak (William),  regexps char
    groups '-' handling (William), dictionnary reference counting problems,
    do not close stderr.
   - performance patches from Petr Pajas
   - Documentation fixes: XML_CATALOG_FILES in man pages (Mike Hommey)
   - compilation and portability fixes: --without-valid, catalog cleanups
    (Peter Breitenlohner), MingW patch (Roland Schwingel), cross-compilation
    to Windows (Christophe de Vienne),  --with-html-dir fixup (Julio Merino
    Vidal), Windows build (Eric Zurcher)

2.6.7: Feb 23 2004:
   - documentation: tutorial updates (John Fleck), benchmark results
   - xmlWriter: updates and fixes (Alfred Mickautsch, Lucas Brasilino)
   - XPath optimization (Petr Pajas)
   - DTD ID handling optimization
   - bugfixes: xpath number with  > 19 fractional (William Brack), push
    mode with unescaped '>' characters, fix xmllint --stream --timing, fix
    xmllint --memory --stream memory usage, xmlAttrSerializeTxtContent
    handling NULL, trying to fix Relax-NG/Perl interface.
   - python: 2.3 compatibility, whitespace fixes (Malcolm Tredinnick)
   - Added relaxng option to xmllint --shell

2.6.6: Feb 12 2004:
   - nanohttp and nanoftp: buffer overflow error on URI parsing (Igor and
    William) reported by Yuuichi Teranishi
   - bugfixes: make test and path issues, xmlWriter attribute serialization
    (William Brack), xmlWriter indentation (William), schemas validation
    (Eric Haszlakiewicz), XInclude dictionnaries issues (William and Oleg
    Paraschenko), XInclude empty fallback (William), HTML warnings (William),
    XPointer in XInclude (William), Python namespace serialization,
    isolat1ToUTF8 bound error (Alfred Mickautsch), output of parameter
    entities in internal subset (William), internal subset bug in push mode,
    <xs:all> fix (Alexey Sarytchev)
   - Build: fix for automake-1.8 (Alexander Winston), warnings removal
    (Philip Ludlam), SOCKLEN_T detection fixes (Daniel Richard), fix
    --with-minimum configuration.
   - XInclude: allow the 2001 namespace without warning.
   - Documentation: missing example/index.html (John Fleck), version
    dependancies (John Fleck)
   - reader API: structured error reporting (Steve Ball)
   - Windows compilation: mingw, msys (Mikhail Grushinskiy), function
    prototype (Cameron Johnson), MSVC6 compiler warnings, _WINSOCKAPI_
   - Parsers: added xmlByteConsumed(ctxt) API to get the byte offest in

2.6.5: Jan 25 2004:
   - Bugfixes: dictionnaries for schemas (William Brack), regexp segfault
    (William), xs:all problem (William), a number of XPointer bugfixes
    (William), xmllint error go to stderr, DTD validation problem with
    namespace, memory leak (William), SAX1 cleanup and minimal options fixes
    (Mark Vadoc), parser context reset on error (Shaun McCance), XPath union
    evaluation problem (William) , xmlReallocLoc with NULL (Aleksey Sanin),
    XML Schemas double free (Steve Ball), XInclude with no href, argument
    callbacks order for XPath callbacks (Frederic Peters)
   - Documentation: python scripts (William Brack), xslt stylesheets (John
    Fleck), doc (Sven Zimmerman), I/O example.
   - Python bindings: fixes (William), enum support (Stéphane Bidoul),
    structured error reporting (Stéphane Bidoul)
   - XInclude: various fixes for conformance, problem related to dictionnary
    references (William & me), recursion (William)
   - xmlWriter: indentation (Lucas Brasilino), memory leaks (Alfred
   - xmlSchemas: normalizedString datatype (John Belmonte)
   - code cleanup for strings functions (William)
   - Windows: compiler patches (Mark Vakoc)
   - Parser optimizations, a few new XPath and dictionnary APIs for future
    XSLT optimizations.

2.6.4: Dec 24 2003:
   - Windows build fixes (Igor Zlatkovic)
   - Some serious XInclude problems reported by Oleg Paraschenko and
   - Unix and Makefile packaging fixes (me, William Brack,
   - Documentation improvements (John Fleck, William Brack), example fix
    (Lucas Brasilino)
   - bugfixes: xmlTextReaderExpand() with xmlReaderWalker, XPath handling of
    NULL strings (William Brack) , API building reader or parser from
    filedescriptor should not close it, changed XPath sorting to be stable
    again (William Brack), xmlGetNodePath() generating '(null)' (William
    Brack), DTD validation and namespace bug (William Brack), XML Schemas
    double inclusion behaviour

2.6.3: Dec 10 2003:
   - documentation updates and cleanup (DV, William Brack, John Fleck)
   - added a repository of examples, examples from Aleksey Sanin, Dodji
    Seketeli, Alfred Mickautsch
   - Windows updates: Mark Vakoc, Igor Zlatkovic, Eric Zurcher, Mingw
    (Kenneth Haley)
   - Unicode range checking (William Brack)
   - code cleanup (William Brack)
   - Python bindings: doc (John Fleck),  bug fixes
   - UTF-16 cleanup and BOM issues (William Brack)
   - bug fixes: ID and xmlReader validation, XPath (William Brack),
    xmlWriter (Alfred Mickautsch), hash.h inclusion problem, HTML parser
    (James Bursa), attribute defaulting and validation, some serialization
    cleanups, XML_GET_LINE macro, memory debug when using threads (William
    Brack), serialization of attributes and entities content, xmlWriter
    (Daniel Schulman)
   - XInclude bugfix, new APIs and update to the last version including the
    namespace change.
   - XML Schemas improvements: include (Robert Stepanek), import and
    namespace handling, fixed the regression tests troubles, added examples
    based on Eric van der Vlist book, regexp fixes
   - preliminary pattern support for streaming (needed for schemas
    constraints), added xmlTextReaderPreservePattern() to collect subdocument
    when streaming.
   - various fixes in the structured error handling

2.6.2: Nov 4 2003:
   - XPath context unregistration fixes
   - text node coalescing fixes (Mark Lilback)
   - API to screate a W3C Schemas from an existing document (Steve Ball)
   - BeOS patches (Marcin 'Shard' Konicki)
   - xmlStrVPrintf function added (Aleksey Sanin)
   - compilation fixes (Mark Vakoc)
   - stdin parsing fix (William Brack)
   - a posteriori DTD validation fixes
   - xmlReader bug fixes: Walker fixes, python bindings
   - fixed xmlStopParser() to really stop the parser and errors
   - always generate line numbers when using the new xmlReadxxx
   - added XInclude support to the xmlReader interface
   - implemented XML_PARSE_NONET parser option
   - DocBook XSLT processing bug fixed
   - HTML serialization for <p> elements (William Brack and me)
   - XPointer failure in XInclude are now handled as resource errors
   - fixed xmllint --html to use the HTML serializer on output (added
    --xmlout to implement the previous behaviour of saving it using the XML

2.6.1: Oct 28 2003:
   - Mostly bugfixes after the big 2.6.0 changes
   - Unix compilation patches: libxml.m4 (Patrick Welche), warnings cleanup
    (William Brack)
   - Windows compilation patches (Joachim Bauch, Stephane Bidoul, Igor
   - xmlWriter bugfix (Alfred Mickautsch)
   - chvalid.[ch]: couple of fixes from Stephane Bidoul
   - context reset: error state reset, push parser reset (Graham
   - context reuse: generate errors if file is not readable
   - defaulted attributes for element coming from internal entities
    (Stephane Bidoul)
   - Python: tab and spaces mix (William Brack)
   - Error handler could crash in DTD validation in 2.6.0
   - xmlReader: do not use the document or element _private field
   - testSAX.c: avoid a problem with some PIs (Massimo Morara)
   - general bug fixes: mandatory encoding in text decl, serializing
    Document Fragment nodes, xmlSearchNs 2.6.0 problem (Kasimier Buchcik),
    XPath errors not reported,  slow HTML parsing of large documents.

2.6.0: Oct 20 2003:
   - Major revision release: should be API and ABI compatible but got a lot
    of change
   - Increased the library modularity, far more options can be stripped out,
    a --with-minimum configuration will weight around 160KBytes
   - Use per parser and per document dictionnary, allocate names and small
    text nodes from the dictionnary
   - Switch to a SAX2 like parser rewrote most of the XML parser core,
    provides namespace resolution and defaulted attributes, minimize memory
    allocations and copies, namespace checking and specific error handling,
    immutable buffers, make predefined entities static structures, etc...
   - rewrote all the error handling in the library, all errors can be
    intercepted at a structured level, with precise information
   - New simpler and more generic XML and HTML parser APIs, allowing to
    easilly modify the parsing options and reuse parser context for multiple
    consecutive documents.
   - Similar new APIs for the xmlReader, for options and reuse, provided new
    functions to access content as const strings, use them for Python
   - a  lot of other smaller API improvements: xmlStrPrintf (Aleksey Sanin),
    Walker i.e. reader on a document tree based on Alfred Mickautsch code,
    make room in nodes for line numbers, reference counting and future PSVI
    extensions, generation of character ranges to be checked with faster
    algorithm (William),  xmlParserMaxDepth (Crutcher Dunnavant), buffer
   - New xmlWriter API provided by Alfred Mickautsch
   - Schemas: base64 support by Anthony Carrico
   - Parser<->HTTP integration fix, proper processing of the Mime-Type
    and charset informations if available.
   - Relax-NG: bug fixes including the one reported by Martijn Faassen and
    zeroOrMore, better error reporting.
   - Python bindings (Stéphane Bidoul), never use stdout for errors
   - Portability: all the headers have macros for export and calling
    convention definitions (Igor Zlatkovic), VMS update (Craig A. Berry),
    Windows: threads (Jesse Pelton), Borland compiler (Eric Zurcher,  Igor),
    Mingw (Igor), typos (Mark Vakoc),  beta version (Stephane Bidoul),
    warning cleanups on AIX and MIPS compilers (William Brack), BeOS (Marcin
    'Shard' Konicki)
   - Documentation fixes and README (William Brack), search fix (William),
    tutorial updates (John Fleck), namespace docs (Stefan Kost)
   - Bug fixes: xmlCleanupParser (Dave Beckett), threading uninitialized
    mutexes, HTML doctype lowercase,  SAX/IO (William), compression detection
    and restore (William), attribute declaration in DTDs (William), namespace
    on attribute in HTML output (William), input filename (Rob Richards),
    namespace DTD validation, xmlReplaceNode (Chris Ryland), I/O callbacks
    (Markus Keim), CDATA serialization (Shaun McCance), xmlReader (Peter
    Derr), high codepoint charref like &#x10FFFF;, buffer access in push
    mode (Justin Fletcher), TLS threads on Windows (Jesse Pelton), XPath bug
    (William), xmlCleanupParser (Marc Liyanage), CDATA output (William), HTTP
    error handling.
   - xmllint options: --dtdvalidfpi for Tobias Reif, --sax1 for compat
    testing,  --nodict for building without tree dictionnary, --nocdata to
    replace CDATA by text, --nsclean to remove surperfluous  namespace
   - added xml2-config --libtool-libs option from Kevin P. Fleming
   - a lot of profiling and tuning of the code, speedup patch for
    xmlSearchNs() by Luca Padovani. The xmlReader should do far less
    allocation and it speed should get closer to SAX. Chris Anderson worked
    on speeding and cleaning up repetitive checking code.
   - cleanup of "make tests"
   - libxml-2.0-uninstalled.pc from Malcolm Tredinnick
   - deactivated the broken docBook SGML parser code and plugged the XML
    parser instead.

2.5.11: Sep 9 2003:
A bugfix only release:   - risk of crash in Relax-NG
   - risk of crash when using multithreaded programs

2.5.10: Aug 15 2003:
A bugfixes only release   - Windows Makefiles (William Brack)
   - UTF-16 support fixes (Mark Itzcovitz)
   - Makefile and portability (William Brack) automake, Linux alpha, Mingw
    on Windows (Mikhail Grushinskiy)
   - HTML parser (Oliver Stoeneberg)
   - XInclude performance problem reported by Kevin Ruscoe
   - XML parser performance problem reported by Grant Goodale
   - xmlSAXParseDTD() bug fix from Malcolm Tredinnick
   - and a couple other cleanup

2.5.9: Aug 9 2003:
   - bugfixes: IPv6 portability, xmlHasNsProp (Markus Keim), Windows build
    (Wiliam Brake, Jesse Pelton, Igor), Schemas (Peter Sobisch), threading
    (Rob Richards), hexBinary type (), UTF-16 BOM (Dodji Seketeli),
    xmlReader, Relax-NG schemas compilation, namespace handling,  EXSLT (Sean
    Griffin), HTML parsing problem (William Brack), DTD validation for mixed
    content + namespaces, HTML serialization, library initialization,
    progressive HTML parser
   - better interfaces for Relax-NG error handling (Joachim Bauch, )
   - adding xmlXIncludeProcessTree() for XInclud'ing in a subtree
   - doc fixes and improvements (John Fleck)
   - configure flag for -with-fexceptions when embedding in C++
   - couple of new UTF-8 helper functions (William Brack)
   - general encoding cleanup + ISO-8859-x without iconv (Peter Jacobi)
   - xmlTextReader cleanup + enum for node types (Bjorn Reese)
   - general compilation/warning cleanup Solaris/HP-UX/... (William

2.5.8: Jul 6 2003:
   - bugfixes: XPath, XInclude, file/URI mapping, UTF-16 save (Mark
    Itzcovitz), UTF-8 checking, URI saving, error printing (William Brack),
    PI related memleak, compilation without schemas or without xpath (Joerg
    Schmitz-Linneweber/Garry Pennington), xmlUnlinkNode problem with DTDs,
    rpm problem on , i86_64, removed a few compilation problems from 2.5.7,
    xmlIOParseDTD, and xmlSAXParseDTD (Malcolm Tredinnick)
   - portability: DJGPP (MsDos) , OpenVMS (Craig A. Berry)
   - William Brack fixed multithreading lock problems
   - IPv6 patch for FTP and HTTP accesses (Archana Shah/Wipro)
   - Windows fixes (Igor Zlatkovic,  Eric Zurcher), threading (Stéphane
   - A few W3C Schemas Structure improvements
   - W3C Schemas Datatype improvements (Charlie Bozeman)
   - Python bindings for thread globals (Stéphane Bidoul), and method/class
   - added --nonet option to xmllint
   - documentation improvements (John Fleck)

2.5.7: Apr 25 2003:
   - Relax-NG: Compiling to regexp and streaming validation on top of the
    xmlReader interface, added to xmllint --stream
   - xmlReader: Expand(), Next() and DOM access glue, bug fixes
   - Support for large files: RGN validated a 4.5GB instance
   - Thread support is now configured in by default
   - Fixes: update of the Trio code (Bjorn), WXS Date and Duration fixes
    (Charles Bozeman), DTD and namespaces (Brent Hendricks), HTML push parser
    and zero bytes handling, some missing Windows file path conversions,
    behaviour of the parser and validator in the presence of "out of memory"
    error conditions
   - extended the API to be able to plug a garbage collecting memory
    allocator, added xmlMallocAtomic() and modified the allocations
   - Performances: removed excessive malloc() calls, speedup of the push and
    xmlReader interfaces, removed excessive thread locking
   - Documentation: man page (John Fleck), xmlReader documentation
   - Python: adding binding for xmlCatalogAddLocal (Brent M Hendricks)

2.5.6: Apr 1 2003:
   - Fixed W3C XML Schemas datatype, should be compliant now except for
    binHex and base64 which are not supported yet.
   - bug fixes: non-ASCII IDs, HTML output, XInclude on large docs and
    XInclude entities handling, encoding detection on external subsets, XML
    Schemas bugs and memory leaks, HTML parser (James Bursa)
   - portability: python/trio (Albert Chin), Sun compiler warnings
   - documentation: added --relaxng option to xmllint man page (John)
   - improved error reporting: xml:space, start/end tag mismatches, Relax NG

2.5.5: Mar 24 2003:
   - Lot of fixes on the Relax NG implementation. More testing including
    DocBook and TEI examples.
   - Increased the support for W3C XML Schemas datatype
   - Several bug fixes in the URI handling layer
   - Bug fixes: HTML parser, xmlReader, DTD validation, XPath, encoding
    conversion, line counting in the parser.
   - Added support for $XMLLINT_INDENT environment variable, FTP delete
   - Fixed the RPM spec file name

2.5.4: Feb 20 2003:
   - Conformance testing and lot of fixes on Relax NG and XInclude
   - Implementation of XPointer element() scheme
   - Bug fixes: XML parser, XInclude entities merge, validity checking on
    2 serialization bugs, node info generation problems, a DTD regexp
    generation problem.
   - Portability: windows updates and path canonicalization (Igor)
   - A few typo fixes (Kjartan Maraas)
   - Python bindings generator fixes (Stephane Bidoul)

2.5.3: Feb 10 2003:
   - RelaxNG and XML Schemas datatypes improvements, and added a first
    version of RelaxNG Python bindings
   - Fixes: XLink (Sean Chittenden), XInclude (Sean Chittenden), API fix for
    serializing namespace nodes, encoding conversion bug, XHTML1
   - Portability fixes: Windows (Igor), AMD 64bits RPM spec file

2.5.2: Feb 5 2003:
   - First implementation of RelaxNG, added --relaxng flag to xmllint
   - Schemas support now compiled in by default.
   - Bug fixes: DTD validation, namespace checking, XInclude and entities,
    delegateURI in XML Catalogs, HTML parser, XML reader (Stéphane Bidoul),
    XPath parser and evaluation,  UTF8ToUTF8 serialization, XML reader memory
    consumption, HTML parser, HTML serialization in the presence of
   - added an HTML API to check elements and attributes.
   - Documentation improvement, PDF for the tutorial (John Fleck), doc
    patches (Stefan Kost)
   - Portability fixes: NetBSD (Julio Merino), Windows (Igor Zlatkovic)
   - Added python bindings for XPointer, contextual error reporting
    (Stéphane Bidoul)
   - URI/file escaping problems (Stefano Zacchiroli)

2.5.1: Jan 8 2003:
   - Fixes a memory leak and configuration/compilation problems in 2.5.0
   - documentation updates (John)
   - a couple of XmlTextReader fixes

2.5.0: Jan 6 2003:
   - New XmltextReader interface based on C#
    API (with help of Stéphane Bidoul)
   - Windows: more exports, including the new API (Igor)
   - XInclude fallback fix
   - Python: bindings for the new API, packaging (Stéphane Bidoul), Python xml.sax driver (Stéphane Bidoul), fixes, speedup
    and iterators for Python-2.2 (Hannu Krosing)
   - Tutorial fixes (john Fleck and Niraj Tolia) xmllint man update
   - Fix an XML parser bug raised by Vyacheslav Pindyura
   - Fix for VMS serialization (Nigel Hall) and config (Craig A. Berry)
   - Entities handling fixes
   - new API to optionally track node creation and deletion (Lukas
   - Added documentation for the XmltextReader interface and some XML guidelines

2.4.30: Dec 12 2002:
   - 2.4.29 broke the python bindings, rereleasing
   - Improvement/fixes of the XML API generator, and couple of minor code

2.4.29: Dec 11 2002:
   - Windows fixes (Igor): Windows CE port, pthread linking, python bindings
    (Stéphane Bidoul), Mingw (Magnus Henoch), and export list updates
   - Fix for prev in python bindings (ERDI Gergo)
   - Fix for entities handling (Marcus Clarke)
   - Refactored the XML and HTML dumps to a single code path, fixed XHTML1
   - Fix for URI parsing when handling URNs with fragment identifiers
   - Fix for HTTP URL escaping problem
   - added an TextXmlReader (C#) like API (work in progress)
   - Rewrote the API in XML generation script, includes a C parser and saves
    more informations needed for C# bindings

2.4.28: Nov 22 2002:
   - a couple of python binding fixes
   - 2 bug fixes in the XML push parser
   - potential memory leak removed (Martin Stoilov)
   - fix to the configure script for Unix (Dimitri Papadopoulos)
   - added encoding support for XInclude parse="text"
   - autodetection of XHTML1 and specific serialization rules added
   - nasty threading bug fixed (William Brack)

2.4.27: Nov 17 2002:
   - fixes for the Python bindings
   - a number of bug fixes: SGML catalogs, xmlParseBalancedChunkMemory(),
    HTML parser,  Schemas (Charles Bozeman), document fragment support
    (Christian Glahn), xmlReconciliateNs (Brian Stafford), XPointer,
    xmlFreeNode(), xmlSAXParseMemory (Peter Jones), xmlGetNodePath (Petr
    Pajas), entities processing
   - added grep to xmllint --shell
   - VMS update patch from Craig A. Berry
   - cleanup of the Windows build with support for more compilers (Igor),
    better thread support on Windows
   - cleanup of Unix Makefiles and spec file
   - Improvements to the documentation (John Fleck)

2.4.26: Oct 18 2002:
   - Patches for Windows CE port, improvements on Windows paths handling
   - Fixes to the validation  code (DTD and Schemas), xmlNodeGetPath() ,
    HTML serialization, Namespace compliance,  and a number of small

2.4.25: Sep 26 2002:
   - A number of bug fixes: XPath, validation, Python bindings, DOM and
    tree, xmlI/O,  Html
   - Serious rewrite of XInclude
   - Made XML Schemas regexp part of the default build and APIs, small fix
    and improvement of the regexp core
   - Changed the validation code to reuse XML Schemas regexp APIs
   - Better handling of Windows file paths, improvement of Makefiles (Igor,
    Daniel Gehriger, Mark Vakoc)
   - Improved the python I/O bindings, the tests, added resolver and regexp
   - New logos from Marc Liyanage
   - Tutorial improvements: John Fleck, Christopher Harris
   - Makefile: Fixes for AMD x86_64 (Mandrake), DESTDIR (Christophe
   - removal of all stderr/perror use for error reporting
   - Better error reporting: XPath and DTD validation
   - update of the trio portability layer (Bjorn Reese)

2.4.24: Aug 22 2002   - XPath fixes (William), xf:escape-uri() (Wesley Terpstra)
   - Python binding fixes: makefiles (William), generator, rpm build, x86-64
   - HTML <style> and boolean attributes serializer fixes
   - C14N improvements by Aleksey
   - doc cleanups: Rick Jones
   - Windows compiler makefile updates: Igor and Elizabeth Barham
   - XInclude: implementation of fallback and xml:base fixup added

2.4.23: July 6 2002:
   - performances patches: Peter Jacobi
   - c14n fixes, testsuite and performances: Aleksey Sanin
   - added xmlDocFormatDump: Chema Celorio
   - new tutorial: John Fleck
   - new hash functions and performances: Sander Vesik, portability fix from
    Peter Jacobi
   - a number of bug fixes: XPath (William Brack, Richard Jinks), XML and
    HTML parsers, ID lookup function
   - removal of all remaining sprintf: Aleksey Sanin

2.4.22: May 27 2002:
   - a number of bug fixes: configure scripts, base handling, parser, memory
    usage, HTML parser, XPath, documentation (Christian Cornelssen),
    indentation, URI parsing
   - Optimizations for XMLSec, fixing and making public some of the network
    protocol handlers (Aleksey)
   - performance patch from Gary Pennington
   - Charles Bozeman provided date and time support for XML Schemas

2.4.21: Apr 29 2002:
This release is both a bug fix release and also contains the early XML
Schemas structures at
 and datatypes at
 code, beware, all
interfaces are likely to change, there is huge holes, it is clearly a work in
progress and don't even think of putting this code in a production system,
it's actually not compiled in by default. The real fixes are:   - a couple of bugs or limitations introduced in 2.4.20
   - patches for Borland C++ and MSC by Igor
   - some fixes on XPath strings and conformance patches by Richard
   - patch from Aleksey for the ExcC14N specification
   - OSF/1 bug fix by Bjorn

2.4.20: Apr 15 2002:
   - bug fixes: file descriptor leak, XPath, HTML output, DTD validation
   - XPath conformance testing by Richard Jinks
   - Portability fixes: Solaris, MPE/iX, Windows, OSF/1, python bindings,

2.4.19: Mar 25 2002:
   - bug fixes: half a dozen XPath bugs, Validation, ISO-Latin to UTF8
   - portability fixes in the HTTP code
   - memory allocation checks using valgrind, and profiling tests
   - revamp of the Windows build and Makefiles

2.4.18: Mar 18 2002:
   - bug fixes: tree, SAX, canonicalization, validation, portability,
   - removed the --with-buffer option it was becoming unmaintainable
   - serious cleanup of the Python makefiles
   - speedup patch to XPath very effective for DocBook stylesheets
   - Fixes for Windows build, cleanup of the documentation

2.4.17: Mar 8 2002:
   - a lot of bug fixes, including "namespace nodes have no parents in
   - fixed/improved the Python wrappers, added more examples and more
    regression tests, XPath extension functions can now return node-sets
   - added the XML Canonicalization support from Aleksey Sanin

2.4.16: Feb 20 2002:
   - a lot of bug fixes, most of them were triggered by the XML Testsuite
    from OASIS and W3C. Compliance has been significantly improved.
   - a couple of portability fixes too.

2.4.15: Feb 11 2002:
   - Fixed the Makefiles, especially the python module ones
   - A few bug fixes and cleanup
   - Includes cleanup

2.4.14: Feb 8 2002:
   - Change of License to the MIT
    License basically for integration in XFree86 codebase, and removing
    confusion around the previous dual-licensing
   - added Python bindings, beta software but should already be quite
   - a large number of fixes and cleanups, especially for all tree
   - cleanup of the headers, generation of a reference API definition in

2.4.13: Jan 14 2002:
   - update of the documentation: John Fleck and Charlie Bozeman
   - cleanup of timing code from Justin Fletcher
   - fixes for Windows and initial thread support on Win32: Igor and Serguei
   - Cygwin patch from Robert Collins
   - added xmlSetEntityReferenceFunc() for Keith Isdale work on xsldbg

2.4.12: Dec 7 2001:
   - a few bug fixes: thread (Gary Pennington), xmllint (Geert Kloosterman),
    XML parser (Robin Berjon), XPointer (Danny Jamshy), I/O cleanups
   - Eric Lavigne contributed project files for MacOS
   - some makefiles cleanups

2.4.11: Nov 26 2001:
   - fixed a couple of errors in the includes, fixed a few bugs, some code
   - xmllint man pages improvement by Heiko Rupp
   - updated VMS build instructions from John A Fotheringham
   - Windows Makefiles updates from Igor

2.4.10: Nov 10 2001:
   - URI escaping fix (Joel Young)
   - added xmlGetNodePath() (for paths or XPointers generation)
   - Fixes namespace handling problems when using DTD and validation
   - improvements on xmllint: Morus Walter patches for --format and
    --encode, Stefan Kost and Heiko Rupp improvements on the --shell
   - fixes for xmlcatalog linking pointed by Weiqi Gao
   - fixes to the HTML parser

2.4.9: Nov 6 2001:
   - fixes more catalog bugs
   - avoid a compilation problem, improve xmlGetLineNo()

2.4.8: Nov 4 2001:
   - fixed SGML catalogs broken in previous release, updated xmlcatalog
   - fixed a compile errors and some includes troubles.

2.4.7: Oct 30 2001:
   - exported some debugging interfaces
   - serious rewrite of the catalog code
   - integrated Gary Pennington thread safety patch, added configure option
    and regression tests
   - removed an HTML parser bug
   - fixed a couple of potentially serious validation bugs
   - integrated the SGML DocBook support in xmllint
   - changed the nanoftp anonymous login passwd
   - some I/O cleanup and a couple of interfaces for Perl wrapper
   - general bug fixes
   - updated xmllint man page by John Fleck
   - some VMS and Windows updates

2.4.6: Oct 10 2001:
   - added an updated man pages by John Fleck
   - portability and configure fixes
   - an infinite loop on the HTML parser was removed (William)
   - Windows makefile patches from Igor
   - fixed half a dozen bugs reported for libxml or libxslt
   - updated xmlcatalog to be able to modify SGML super catalogs

2.4.5: Sep 14 2001:
   - Remove a few annoying bugs in 2.4.4
   - forces the HTML serializer to output decimal charrefs since some
    version of Netscape can't handle hexadecimal ones

1.8.16: Sep 14 2001:
   - maintenance release of the old libxml1 branch, couple of bug and
    portability fixes

2.4.4: Sep 12 2001:
   - added --convert to xmlcatalog, bug fixes and cleanups of XML
   - a few bug fixes and some portability changes
   - some documentation cleanups

2.4.3:  Aug 23 2001:
   - XML Catalog support see the doc
   - New NaN/Infinity floating point code
   - A few bug fixes

2.4.2:  Aug 15 2001:
   - adds xmlLineNumbersDefault() to control line number generation
   - lot of bug fixes
   - the Microsoft MSC projects files should now be up to date
   - inheritance of namespaces from DTD defaulted attributes
   - fixes a serious potential security bug
   - added a --format option to xmllint

2.4.1:  July 24 2001:
   - possibility to keep line numbers in the tree
   - some computation NaN fixes
   - extension of the XPath API
   - cleanup for alpha and ia64 targets
   - patch to allow saving through HTTP PUT or POST

2.4.0: July 10 2001:
   - Fixed a few bugs in XPath, validation, and tree handling.
   - Fixed XML Base implementation, added a couple of examples to the
    regression tests
   - A bit of cleanup

2.3.14: July 5 2001:
   - fixed some entities problems and reduce memory requirement when
    substituting them
   - lots of improvements in the XPath queries interpreter can be
    substantially faster
   - Makefiles and configure cleanups
   - Fixes to XPath variable eval, and compare on empty node set
   - HTML tag closing bug fixed
   - Fixed an URI reference computation problem when validating

2.3.13: June 28 2001:
   - 2.3.12 was broken as well as the push mode XML parser
   - a few more fixes for compilation on Windows MSC by Yon Derek

1.8.14: June 28 2001:
   - Zbigniew Chyla gave a patch to use the old XML parser in push mode
   - Small Makefile fix

2.3.12: June 26 2001:
   - lots of cleanup
   - a couple of validation fix
   - fixed line number counting
   - fixed serious problems in the XInclude processing
   - added support for UTF8 BOM at beginning of entities
   - fixed a strange gcc optimizer bugs in xpath handling of float, gcc-3.0
    miscompile uri.c (William), Thomas Leitner provided a fix for the
    optimizer on Tru64
   - incorporated Yon Derek and Igor Zlatkovic  fixes and improvements for
    compilation on Windows MSC
   - update of libxml-doc.el (Felix Natter)
   - fixed 2 bugs in URI normalization code

2.3.11: June 17 2001:
   - updates to trio, Makefiles and configure should fix some portability
    problems (alpha)
   - fixed some HTML serialization problems (pre, script, and block/inline
    handling), added encoding aware APIs, cleanup of this code
   - added xmlHasNsProp()
   - implemented a specific PI for encoding support in the DocBook SGML
   - some XPath fixes (-Infinity, / as a function parameter and namespaces
    node selection)
   - fixed a performance problem and an error in the validation code
   - fixed XInclude routine to implement the recursive behaviour
   - fixed xmlFreeNode problem when libxml is included statically twice
   - added --version to xmllint for bug reports

2.3.10: June 1 2001:
   - fixed the SGML catalog support
   - a number of reported bugs got fixed, in XPath, iconv detection,
    XInclude processing
   - XPath string function should now handle unicode correctly

2.3.9: May 19 2001:
Lots of bugfixes, and added a basic SGML catalog support:   - HTML push bugfix #54891 and another patch from Jonas Borgström
   - some serious speed optimization again
   - some documentation cleanups
   - trying to get better linking on Solaris (-R)
   - XPath API cleanup from Thomas Broyer
   - Validation bug fixed #54631, added a patch from Gary Pennington, fixed
   - Added an INSTALL file
   - Attribute removal added to API: #54433
   - added a basic support for SGML catalogs
   - fixed xmlKeepBlanksDefault(0) API
   - bugfix in xmlNodeGetLang()
   - fixed a small configure portability problem
   - fixed an inversion of SYSTEM and PUBLIC identifier in HTML document

1.8.13: May 14 2001:
   - bugfixes release of the old libxml1 branch used by Gnome

2.3.8: May 3 2001:
   - Integrated an SGML DocBook parser for the Gnome project
   - Fixed a few things in the HTML parser
   - Fixed some XPath bugs raised by XSLT use, tried to fix the floating
    point portability issue
   - Speed improvement (8M/s for SAX, 3M/s for DOM, 1.5M/s for
    DOM+validation using the XML REC as input and a 700MHz celeron).
   - incorporated more Windows cleanup
   - added xmlSaveFormatFile()
   - fixed problems in copying nodes with entities references (gdome)
   - removed some troubles surrounding the new validation module

2.3.7: April 22 2001:
   - lots of small bug fixes, corrected XPointer
   - Non deterministic content model validation support
   - added xmlDocCopyNode for gdome2
   - revamped the way the HTML parser handles end of tags
   - XPath: corrections of namespaces support and number formatting
   - Windows: Igor Zlatkovic patches for MSC compilation
   - HTML output fixes from P C Chow and William M. Brack
   - Improved validation speed sensible for DocBook
   - fixed a big bug with ID declared in external parsed entities
   - portability fixes, update of Trio from Bjorn Reese

2.3.6: April 8 2001:
   - Code cleanup using extreme gcc compiler warning options, found and
    cleared half a dozen potential problem
   - the Eazel team found an XML parser bug
   - cleaned up the user of some of the string formatting function. used the
    trio library code to provide the one needed when the platform is missing
   - xpath: removed a memory leak and fixed the predicate evaluation
    problem, extended the testsuite and cleaned up the result. XPointer seems
    broken ...

2.3.5: Mar 23 2001:
   - Biggest change is separate parsing and evaluation of XPath expressions,
    there is some new APIs for this too
   - included a number of bug fixes(XML push parser, 51876, notations,
   - Fixed some portability issues

2.3.4: Mar 10 2001:
   - Fixed bugs #51860 and #51861
   - Added a global variable xmlDefaultBufferSize to allow default buffer
    size to be application tunable.
   - Some cleanup in the validation code, still a bug left and this part
    should probably be rewritten to support ambiguous content model :-\
   - Fix a couple of serious bugs introduced or raised by changes in 2.3.3
   - Fixed another bug in xmlNodeGetContent()
   - Bjorn fixed XPath node collection and Number formatting
   - Fixed a loop reported in the HTML parsing
   - blank space are reported even if the Dtd content model proves that they
    are formatting spaces, this is for XML conformance

2.3.3: Mar 1 2001:
   - small change in XPath for XSLT
   - documentation cleanups
   - fix in validation by Gary Pennington
   - serious parsing performances improvements

2.3.2: Feb 24 2001:
   - chasing XPath bugs, found a bunch, completed some TODO
   - fixed a Dtd parsing bug
   - fixed a bug in xmlNodeGetContent
   - ID/IDREF support partly rewritten by Gary Pennington

2.3.1: Feb 15 2001:
   - some XPath and HTML bug fixes for XSLT
   - small extension of the hash table interfaces for DOM gdome2
   - A few bug fixes

2.3.0: Feb 8 2001 (2.2.12 was on 25 Jan but I didn't kept track):
   - Lots of XPath bug fixes
   - Add a mode with Dtd lookup but without validation error reporting for
   - Add support for text node without escaping (XSLT)
   - bug fixes for xmlCheckFilename
   - validation code bug fixes from Gary Pennington
   - Patch from Paul D. Smith correcting URI path normalization
   - Patch to allow simultaneous install of libxml-devel and
   - the example Makefile is now fixed
   - added HTML to the RPM packages
   - tree copying bugfixes
   - updates to Windows makefiles
   - optimization patch from Bjorn Reese

2.2.11: Jan 4 2001:
   - bunch of bug fixes (memory I/O, xpath, ftp/http, ...)
   - added htmlHandleOmittedElem()
   - Applied Bjorn Reese's IPV6 first patch
   - Applied Paul D. Smith patches for validation of XInclude results
   - added XPointer xmlns() new scheme support

2.2.10: Nov 25 2000:
   - Fix the Windows problems of 2.2.8
   - integrate OpenVMS patches
   - better handling of some nasty HTML input
   - Improved the XPointer implementation
   - integrate a number of provided patches

2.2.9: Nov 25 2000:
   - erroneous release :-(

2.2.8: Nov 13 2000:
   - First version of XInclude
   - Patch in conditional section handling
   - updated MS compiler project
   - fixed some XPath problems
   - added an URI escaping function
   - some other bug fixes

2.2.7: Oct 31 2000:
   - added message redirection
   - XPath improvements (thanks TOM !)
   - xmlIOParseDTD() added
   - various small fixes in the HTML, URI, HTTP and XPointer support
   - some cleanup of the Makefile, autoconf and the distribution content

2.2.6: Oct 25 2000::
   - Added an hash table module, migrated a number of internal structure to
   - Fixed a posteriori validation problems
   - HTTP module cleanups
   - HTML parser improvements (tag errors, script/style handling, attribute
   - coalescing of adjacent text nodes
   - couple of XPath bug fixes, exported the internal API

2.2.5: Oct 15 2000::
   - XPointer implementation and testsuite
   - Lot of XPath fixes, added variable and functions registration, more
   - Portability fixes, lots of enhancements toward an easy Windows build
    and release
   - Late validation fixes
   - Integrated a lot of contributed patches
   - added memory management docs
   - a performance problem when using large buffer seems fixed

2.2.4: Oct 1 2000::
   - main XPath problem fixed
   - Integrated portability patches for Windows
   - Serious bug fixes on the URI and HTML code

2.2.3: Sep 17 2000:
   - bug fixes
   - cleanup of entity handling code
   - overall review of all loops in the parsers, all sprintf usage has been
    checked too
   - Far better handling of larges Dtd. Validating against DocBook XML Dtd
    works smoothly now.

1.8.10: Sep 6 2000:
   - bug fix release for some Gnome projects

2.2.2: August 12 2000:
   - mostly bug fixes
   - started adding routines to access xml parser context options

2.2.1: July 21 2000:
   - a purely bug fixes release
   - fixed an encoding support problem when parsing from a memory block
   - fixed a DOCTYPE parsing problem
   - removed a bug in the function allowing to override the memory
    allocation routines

2.2.0: July 14 2000:
   - applied a lot of portability fixes
   - better encoding support/cleanup and saving (content is now always
    encoded in UTF-8)
   - the HTML parser now correctly handles encodings
   - added xmlHasProp()
   - fixed a serious problem with &#38;
   - propagated the fix to FTP client
   - cleanup, bugfixes, etc ...
   - Added a page about libxml Internationalization

1.8.9:  July 9 2000:
   - fixed the spec the RPMs should be better
   - fixed a serious bug in the FTP implementation, released 1.8.9 to solve
    rpmfind users problem

2.1.1: July 1 2000:
   - fixes a couple of bugs in the 2.1.0 packaging
   - improvements on the HTML parser

2.1.0 and 1.8.8: June 29 2000:
   - 1.8.8 is mostly a commodity package for upgrading to libxml2 according
    to new instructions. It fixes a nasty problem
    about &#38; charref parsing
   - 2.1.0 also ease the upgrade from libxml v1 to the recent version. it
    also contains numerous fixes and enhancements:
    added xmlStopParser() to stop parsing
      improved a lot parsing speed when there is large CDATA blocs
      includes XPath patches provided by Picdar Technology
      tried to fix as much as possible DTD validation and namespace
        related problems
      output to a given encoding has been added/tested
      lot of various fixes
   - added xmlStopParser() to stop parsing
   - improved a lot parsing speed when there is large CDATA blocs
   - includes XPath patches provided by Picdar Technology
   - tried to fix as much as possible DTD validation and namespace
        related problems
   - output to a given encoding has been added/tested
   - lot of various fixes

2.0.0: Apr 12 2000:
   - First public release of libxml2. If you are using libxml, it's a good
    idea to check the 1.x to 2.x upgrade instructions. NOTE: while initially
    scheduled for Apr 3 the release occurred only on Apr 12 due to massive
   - The include are now located under $prefix/include/libxml (instead of
    $prefix/include/gnome-xml), they also are referenced by
    #include <libxml/xxx.h>
    instead of
    #include "xxx.h"
   - a new URI module for parsing URIs and following strictly RFC 2396
   - the memory allocation routines used by libxml can now be overloaded
    dynamically by using xmlMemSetup()
   - The previously CVS only tool tester has been renamed
    xmllint and is now installed as part of the libxml2
   - The I/O interface has been revamped. There is now ways to plug in
    specific I/O modules, either at the URI scheme detection level using
    xmlRegisterInputCallbacks()  or by passing I/O functions when creating a
    parser context using xmlCreateIOParserCtxt()
   - there is a C preprocessor macro LIBXML_VERSION providing the version
    number of the libxml module in use
   - a number of optional features of libxml can now be excluded at
    configure time (FTP/HTTP/HTML/XPath/Debug)

2.0.0beta: Mar 14 2000:
   - This is a first Beta release of libxml version 2
   - It's available only
    FTP, it's packaged as libxml2-2.0.0beta and available as tar and
   - This version is now the head in the Gnome CVS base, the old one is
    available under the tag LIB_XML_1_X
   - This includes a very large set of changes. From a  programmatic point
    of view applications should not have to be modified too much, check the
    upgrade page
   - Some interfaces may changes (especially a bit about encoding).
   - the updates includes:
    fix I18N support. ISO-Latin-x/UTF-8/UTF-16 (nearly) seems correctly
        handled now
      Better handling of entities, especially well-formedness checking
        and proper PEref extensions in external subsets
      DTD conditional sections
      Validation now correctly handle entities content
        structures to accommodate DOM
   - fix I18N support. ISO-Latin-x/UTF-8/UTF-16 (nearly) seems correctly
        handled now
   - Better handling of entities, especially well-formedness checking
        and proper PEref extensions in external subsets
   - DTD conditional sections
   - Validation now correctly handle entities content
   - change
        structures to accommodate DOM
   - Serious progress were made toward compliance, here are the result of the test against the
    OASIS testsuite (except the Japanese tests since I don't support that
    encoding yet). This URL is rebuilt every couple of hours using the CVS
    head version.

1.8.7: Mar 6 2000:
   - This is a bug fix release:
   - It is possible to disable the ignorable blanks heuristic used by
    libxml-1.x, a new function  xmlKeepBlanksDefault(0) will allow this. Note
    that for adherence to XML spec, this behaviour will be disabled by
    default in 2.x . The same function will allow to keep compatibility for
    old code.
   - Blanks in <a>  </a> constructs are not ignored anymore,
    avoiding heuristic is really the Right Way :-\
   - The unchecked use of snprintf which was breaking libxml-1.8.6
    compilation on some platforms has been fixed
   - nanoftp.c nanohttp.c: Fixed '#' and '?' stripping when processing

1.8.6: Jan 31 2000:
   - added a nanoFTP transport module, debugged until the new version of rpmfind can use
    it without troubles

1.8.5: Jan 21 2000:
   - adding APIs to parse a well balanced chunk of XML (production [43] content of the
    XML spec)
   - fixed a hideous bug in xmlGetProp pointed by
   - Jody Goldberg <> provided another patch trying
    to solve the zlib checks problems
   - The current state in gnome CVS base is expected to ship as 1.8.5 with
    gnumeric soon

1.8.4: Jan 13 2000:
   - bug fixes, reintroduced xmlNewGlobalNs(), fixed xmlNewNs()
   - all exit() call should have been removed from libxml
   - fixed a problem with INCLUDE_WINSOCK on WIN32 platform
   - added newDocFragment()

1.8.3: Jan 5 2000:
   - a Push interface for the XML and HTML parsers
   - a shell-like interface to the document tree (try tester --shell :-)
   - lots of bug fixes and improvement added over XMas holidays
   - fixed the DTD parsing code to work with the xhtml DTD
   - added xmlRemoveProp(), xmlRemoveID() and xmlRemoveRef()
   - Fixed bugs in xmlNewNs()
   - External entity loading code has been revamped, now it uses
    xmlLoadExternalEntity(), some fix on entities processing were added
   - cleaned up WIN32 includes of socket stuff

1.8.2: Dec 21 1999:
   - I got another problem with includes and C++, I hope this issue is fixed
    for good this time
   - Added a few tree modification functions: xmlReplaceNode,
    xmlAddPrevSibling, xmlAddNextSibling, xmlNodeSetName and
   - Tried to improve the HTML output with help from Chris Lahey

1.8.1: Dec 18 1999:
   - various patches to avoid troubles when using libxml with C++ compilers
    the "namespace" keyword and C escaping in include files
   - a problem in one of the core macros IS_CHAR was corrected
   - fixed a bug introduced in 1.8.0 breaking default namespace processing,
    and more specifically the Dia application
   - fixed a posteriori validation (validation after parsing, or by using a
    Dtd not specified in the original document)
   - fixed a bug in

1.8.0: Dec 12 1999:
   - cleanup, especially memory wise
   - the parser should be more reliable, especially the HTML one, it should
    not crash, whatever the input !
   - Integrated various patches, especially a speedup improvement for large
    dataset from Carl Nygard,
    configure with --with-buffers to enable them.
   - attribute normalization, oops should have been added long ago !
   - attributes defaulted from DTDs should be available, xmlSetProp() now
    does entities escaping by default.

1.7.4: Oct 25 1999:
   - Lots of HTML improvement
   - Fixed some errors when saving both XML and HTML
   - More examples, the regression tests should now look clean
   - Fixed a bug with contiguous charref

1.7.3: Sep 29 1999:
   - portability problems fixed
   - snprintf was used unconditionally, leading to link problems on system
    were it's not available, fixed

1.7.1: Sep 24 1999:
   - The basic type for strings manipulated by libxml has been renamed in
    1.7.1 from CHAR to xmlChar. The reason
    is that CHAR was conflicting with a predefined type on Windows. However
    on non WIN32 environment, compatibility is provided by the way of  a
    #define .
   - Changed another error : the use of a structure field called errno, and
    leading to troubles on platforms where it's a macro

1.7.0: Sep 23 1999:
   - Added the ability to fetch remote DTD or parsed entities, see the nanohttp module.
   - Added an errno to report errors by another mean than a simple printf
    like callback
   - Finished ID/IDREF support and checking when validation
   - Serious memory leaks fixed (there is now a memory wrapper module)
   - Improvement of XPath
   - Added an HTML parser front-end

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