Hello everybody,

Sorry for the long silence.  I've been slowly accruing bugfixes and
whatnot, and got some time to make a release of the development
branch.  So much to do, so little time...

puts RAA.entry['rexml'].description()

REXML is an XML 1.0 compliant, reasonably fast, non-validating XML
parser that supports multiple encodings. It has an API that is
designed to be intuitive, straightforward, and terse. REXML includes a
tree model parser, a SAX2 streaming parser, and a pull parser. It also
includes a full XPath implementation. All of REXML's parsers pass 100%
of the Oasis XML non-validating tests.
 
Changelog: 
* On request, changed the format of printed elements so that
whitespace appears before the close of empty tags; EG, "<tag/>" ->
"<tag />"
* Improved parsing speed by a chunk 
* Bug #29: SAX2Parser was not processing XML declarations or
processing instructions.
* Bug #29: REXML pull parser and SAX2 parser both now report
:processing_instruction, rather than :instruction. This is less
consistent with REXML, which tends to be more minimal, but is more
consistent with the SAX2 parser API. Let me know if you disagree with
this decision before I go to 2.6.0.
* Bug #30: In some cases, REXML would refuse to delete an attribute.
This has been fixed.
* Bug #31: Ignored element fix applied. 
* Fixed a whitespace parsing bug that resulted in some documents
causing parse errors.
* Fixed a tutorial error 
* Added Shift_JIS encoding. This is the same as Shift-JIS, but correct
IANA registrated name is Shift_JIS. I've left Shift-JIS for backwards
compatibility.
* Fixed a non-conformance bug in XPath, WRT whitespace in predicates. 
* Changed the unit tests to use the new test/unit API.