Using Saxon from Ant
The custom Ant task for Saxon is no longer supported. Instead, all the required functionality is available through the standard Ant
task. In particular, it is now possible (with Saxon-PE and Saxon-EE) to specify the name of a Saxon configuration file as an attribute child of the
factory element, which provides full control over the Saxon configuration used to run the transformation.
A new class
com.saxonica.jaxp.ValidatingReader has been introduced.
This implements the SAX2
interface and accepts a number of Apache-defined properties, allowing it to be used as a plug-in replacement for Xerces to support
schemavalidate tasks, using the Saxon schema processor including the option of
using XSD 1.1 for validation. For details see Validation from Ant.