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Editors' Newswire for 16 December, 2002
23:59, 16 Dec 2002 UTC | XMLhack Editors

A collected summary of items that ran on the xmlhack newswire on 16 December, 2002.

Charteris XML Integration Toolkit
from Uche Ogbuji at 23:27, 16 Dec
A data translation tool for EAI covering Java APIs, relational database and XSLT

XML Tag Library, an open source JSP Tag Library for XML Web Applications
from Uche Ogbuji at 23:16, 16 Dec
XML Tag Library augments JSP Standard Tag Library with XML output and processing features. It comes with code builders that take sample XML documents and generate JSP pages that parse or produce the sample XML content.

W3C announces new XML encryption and decryption recommendations
from Uche Ogbuji at 23:03, 16 Dec
XML Encryption Syntax and Processing specifies a process for encrypting data into an XML format. Decryption Transform for XML Signature specifies a transform for sorting out whether decryption must precede signature verification.

SOAPscope, a diagnostic utility for SOAP developers
from Uche Ogbuji at 22:33, 16 Dec
SOAPscope generates logs for Web services exchange independently of particular toolkit, offering a simplified GUI view of traffic. It is SOAP and WSDL. Trial version available.

XML Europe 2003 paper submission deadline extended until Friday 20 December
from Edd Dumbill at 22:25, 16 Dec
Extra time for those preoccupied with the XML 2002 conference. XML Europe 2003 will be held in London, 5-8 May 2003.

Metastorage generator helps automate persistence layer for XML data
from Uche Ogbuji at 22:19, 16 Dec
Metastorage generator is an open source tools that reads a Component Persistence Markup Language (CPML) specification and generates classes and storage schemata for relational DBMS, LDAP and more.

Datawatch announces VorteXML Server
from Uche Ogbuji at 22:10, 16 Dec
VorteXML enables automated legacy transformationm to XML. The transformation services are available through the VorteXML Designer GUI or through over SOAP.

Major ASN.1 vendor OSS Nokalva announces XML tools related to ASN.1
from Uche Ogbuji at 22:00, 16 Dec
The new release of OSS ASN.1 Tools supports XML-based encoding rules. Evaluation version available.

"APIs Considered Harmful", by Sean McGrath
from Uche Ogbuji at 21:39, 16 Dec
Sean points out that APIS are not always a boon. Also see follow-up discussion on XML-DEV.

xml-dev discussion of XML 2002 highlights
The show-stopper was Office 11, others mentioned include content management, e-business, alternate schema languages, and REST.

XML:Essex push/pull XML processing environment
from Simon St.Laurent at 17:14, 16 Dec
Barrie Slaymaker releases "an attempt to enable procedural (in addition to event driven) XML processing with Perl in a SAX environment. Death to all state machines!!!"

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