Monday, September 03, 2007

Xerces and Xalan packages in JDK 1.5

Since JDK 1.5, Sun has decided to change the package names of the Xalan and Xerces to "com.sun.org.apache.xalan" and "com.sun.org.apache.xerces". Old package names (org.apache.xalan.xslt etc) are now not shipped with JDK1.5

I think this is a welcome move, bcoz this will enable end-users to use new versions of Xerces and Xalan easily without resorting to class-loader manipulation. Earlier this was done using the endorsing mechanism for JAR files.