V1.9 : The following options were added to the C++ Parser: specify that XML Schema annotations not be generated, specify that XML Schema annotations not be regenerated when deserializing a grammar, turn off default entity resolution, and perform schema-only validation when there is a Document Type Definition (DTD)
If PTF UA38762 is installed along with the V1.9 C++ Parser, the following additional benefit is provided: non-validating parser support from z/OS XML System Services using z/OS specific classes.
For the C++ XSLT Processor, the following enhancements were added: XML1.1 and Namespaces for XML1.1 support, improved pluggable memory management, and improvements in Xalan XML serializers designed to provide enhanced performance.
V1.8 : The following enhancements were added to the C++ Parser: xtra Performance Linkage (XPLINK) support, reduced dynamic link library (DLL) footprint. support for the latest World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) specifications, schema support improvements and grammar caching.
For the C++ XSLT Processor, the following enhancements were added: XPLINK support, pluggable memory management, improved stability on execution of large stylesheets and XML files, and a global option to pool all text node strings.