XML Parsing in .NET
When you run Saxon on the .NET platform, there are two XML parsers available: the
supplied with the .NET platform, and the JAXP parser that comes with the GNU Classpath library, which is supplied
as part of the Saxon product.
Saxon generally uses the Microsoft
System.Xml parser by preference. However, if you invoke the product
using Java interfaces, for example by supplying a JAXP
SAXSource as input, then the GNU Classpath
parser will be used.
Note that the Microsoft parser does not notify ID or IDREF values from the DTD, or expand attributes with
fixed or default values, unless DTD validation is requested. This can be requested using the -v option on the
command line, or via the API. (See the
DtdValidation property of the
At present, unparsed entities are being ignored. The XSLT functions
unparsed-entity-public-id() are therefore not working.