Dare and I compiled the Upcoming Changes to System.Xml in .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 which he published on the MSDN XML developer center. Mostly my previous article still stands without the #6 and #3 gone. However as a result of implementing the editablable XPathNavigator over the XmlDocument class this has forced us to re-address performance issues with the DOM.Performance is still the top goal for the version 2.0 release and we continues to make improvements. Recently we found that by rewriting the date handling support in the XML Schema processor gave significant performance improvements in certain scenarios. The goal performance goal - to be as good as or better than MSXML 4.0 which has the leading performance benchmarks, particulary for XSLT, today.