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2003-12-31 Version 1.1.0 Released

   Added an N-Triples Plus parser
   Updated  for  RDF/XML Revised Working Draft (10 October 2003) allowing
   rdf:RDF  to be optional by default. No further changes were needed for
   RDF/XML Revised Proposed Recommendation (15 December 2003)
   Made  URI  class  constructors, methods and factory methods as well as
   some  other utility functions using or returning URIs or literals take
   unsigned char* rather than char*.
   Added  the XML namespace, XML namespace stack and XML qname classes to
   the public API.
   Added a function to discover supported parsers.
   Fixes for line number counting in N-Triples
   Added support for libxml2 SAX2 API for 2.6.0 and later.
   The N-Triples parser now uses the generate ID code.
   Added  configure  options  for  XML  1.1 names and disabling NFC check

2003-09-08 Version 1.0.0 Released

   Several  long-deprecated  functions  were removed and consequently the
   library shared version number was increased to 1
   Fixed scanning for rdf:RDF so that RDF/XML in other XML works, such as
   in SVG
   raptor-config    --libs    now   works,   added   --libtool-libs   and
   Check N-Triples legal Unicode character range #x0-#x10FFFF
   Normalize  RDF/XML  xml:lang  and  N-Triples  language to lowercase on
   Worked around libxml2 bug causing a crash on some error reporting
   Added raptor_parse_file_stream for parsing a C FILE*
   Tidied rapper utility argument handling, added --version

2003-08-25 Version 0.9.12 Released

   Fix some XML memory leaks in Exclusive XML Canonicalization.
   Stop parsing RSS tag soup after a user abort
   Improved N-Triples syntax checking.
   Crash fixes for 64 bit Alpha/Sparc Linux/Solaris (varargs, size_t)
   Fixed  some  other  minor  memory  leaks  with rdf:datatype and rdf:ID

2003-07-29 Version 0.9.11 Released

   Completely handles the revised RDF/XML syntax (including post W3C Last
   Call changes)
   Added  Unicode  Normal  Form  C  (NFC) checking for literals (requires
   GNOME glib 2.0 at present)
   Added Exclusive XML Canonicalization for XML Literals
   Added  many  more  checks  for  bad  syntax  (mostly  illegal property
   Updated parseType="Collection" triples after RDF Core WG change
   Added an experimental RSS Tag Soup parser to read any pile of XML that
   has elements such as channel, image, item tags with title, description
   etc  inside  them  into coherent RSS 1.0 RDF triples. (Requires libxml
   2.5.0 or newer)
   API: Added new methods raptor_get_name, raptor_get_label.
   API:  Added  new methods raptor_set_default_generate_id_parameters and
   raptor_set_generate_id_handler to control generation of IDs.
   API: Modified utility function raptor_xml_escape_string arguments.
   Ripped  out  ISO 3166 country code parts since commercial use might be
   subject to a license fee.
   Improvements to GTK example 'grapper'.
   Several internal reorganisations for pulling out a SAX2 API, XML C14N.
   Other minor bug fixes.

2003-04-17 Version 0.9.10 Released

   Added parser lax / strict modes. lax is the default.
   rdf:bagID now generates a warning in lax mode, an error in strict
   Added  raptor_www_no_www_library_init_finish to allow disabling of WWW
   library startup/shutdown.
   Added raptor_parse_abort to abort parsing inside a callback.
   Added a GTK GUI example program grapper
   Other minor bug fixes.

2003-03-28 Version 0.9.9 Released

   Performance  improvements  -  uses  less  memory,  less repeated small
   malloc/free sequences, faster for larger files.
   Added  WWW  retrieval  - can parse from an URI as well as files, given
   either libcurl or libxml2 is available.
   Minor bug fixes.
   Various Win32 configure, building patches
   Sources updated to use autoconf 1.6+, automake 2.52+
   More debian packaging updates.

2003-02-13 Version 0.9.8 Released

   Minor bug fixes (synchronising with Redland 0.9.12 release).
   Fixed crashing on empty files
   Fixed  accepting  illegal  xmlns:prefix=""  (prefix  without  URI  not
   N-Triples bnodeIDs can now have '0's
   Utility  program  rdfdump  renamed  to  rapper; name conflicted with a
   common Linux utility.

2002-12-20 Version 0.9.7 Released

   Passes about 90% of RDF Core WG Test Cases
   All memory leaks fixed
   Portability fixes - compilers, scripts, auto* tools, libxml2 version
   rdf:ID syntax and duplicates checked
   rdf:bagID supported
   Added more conformance tests, errors and warnings.

2002-11-02 Version 0.9.6 Released

   Calling  API changed to provide a common interface to the RDF parsers.
   The libraptor.3 manual page describes the changes.
   Added  support for RDF datatyped literals in RDF/XML with rdf:datatype
   attribute    on    property    elements   and   N-Triples   with   the
   Added support for rdf:parseType="Collection" for RDF Collections
   URI class allows swappable implementation by applications.
   URI class now handles file: URIs for Win32 and Unix conventions.
   Fixes  to  enable  it  to  work  on  Apple OSX 10.1, 10.2 (also tested
   working on Linux/x86, Solaris/sparc, FreeBSD/x86)
   Many  internal  changes  to support API changes, allow it to work with
   Redland when compiled as a separate library
   Reorganised  source  into separate modules - URI, xml parser, ntriples
   parser, XML namespaces, XML qnames, locator.
   More  resilience  with  XML  errors  and  XML  parser errors - none of
   libxml2's XML test suite examples crash raptor.
   N-Triples parser recovers gracefully from errors in content
   Packing for debian included
   Added manual pages libraptor.3 and rapper.1
   Added raptor-config script for compiling with the library.

2002-06-08 Version 0.9.5 Released

   Many bugs fixed
   Added full relative URI resolving
   Work around bugs in libxml and expat (older versions)
   Support libxml with the use of entities in the document
   Support xml:lang passing to application

2002-03-27 Version 0.9.4 Released

   XML Base support (xml:base) added
   xml:lang support added with N-Triples lang-string support
   All N-Triples string escapes implemented
   N-Triples support with XML literals - xml("<foo/>") and plain "foo"
   removed all special code for containers; treated as regular typedNodes
   rdf:parseType="Literal" now working
   Builds as shared and static libraries
   Conformance test suite added

2001-08-21 Version 0.9.3 Released

   N-Triples parser added
   rdf:parseType="Literal" works much better (Aaron Michal and me)
   DAML collections support added (Aaron Michal)
   Win32  patch added - I can't confirm my merge didn't break this (Aaron
   N-Triples updated to support CR, LF and CR LF endings
   Make parser generated ids appear distinguised from regular URIs
   Added N-Triples output
   Made rdf:type, rdf:value as property attributes work
   Made empty typed nodes work
   GNOME xml / libxml error location (line, column) values corrected.

2001-07-03 Version 0.9.2 Released

   Now called Raptor

2001-06-06 Version 0.9.1 Released

   Many bug fixes
   Updates for Redland API changes
   Fixed rdf:parsetype="Literal" buffer overrun
   Added better XML parser auto-detection for various expats and libxml

2001-01-22 Version 0.9.0 Released

   First release

   Copyright  2001-2003 Dave Beckett, Institute for Learning and Research
   Technology, University of Bristol