XSpec v2.3.2 Released

October 2, 2023

Submitted by Amanda Galtman.

We are pleased to announce the release of XSpec v2.3.2, the open source unit test and behaviour-driven development framework for XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron.

Release v2.3.2 fixes bugs, updates dependencies, and includes some refactoring. These are the highlights:

Common to Languages Under Test

  • Saxon 9.8 is no longer supported.
  • XSpec is now tested with Saxon 12, 11, 10, and 9.9, while Saxon 9.9 is deprecated.
  • Command line support fixes a bug that produced the wrong XSPEC_HOME value.


  • Ant performs some preprocessing in parallel, improving performance.

Many thanks to the many XSpec contributors who made this release possible. They are listed in the release notes.

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