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Editors' Newswire for 28 July, 2003
23:59, 28 Jul 2003 UTC | XMLhack Editors

A collected summary of items that ran on the xmlhack newswire on 28 July, 2003.

How the Unicode Consortium works
from Simon St.Laurent at 17:10, 28 Jul
"This memo describes various internal workings of the Unicode Consortium... intended solely for informational purposes. Included are discussions of how the decision-making bodies of the Consortium work and what their procedures are, as well as information on public access to the character encoding & standardization processes."

Picfolio 0.2.1 - a photo gallery generator using XML and XSLT
from Uche Ogbuji at 15:10, 28 Jul
Built-in support for thumbnail and midnail generation, and optional support for EXIF data in images. Gallery information is stored in XML and converted to HTML using XSLT stylesheets. Open source and written in C++.

PDF2SVG converter
from Uche Ogbuji at 15:06, 28 Jul
Enables users to publish PDF documents as SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics). The conversion is lossless, and various conversion parameters are available.

X2XL - Conversion of CALS XML tables to Excel spreadsheets
from Uche Ogbuji at 15:02, 28 Jul
X2XL is a tool that allows the creation of Excel spreadsheets from existing XML tables in the OASIS (CALS) format. Supports XML content formatting (bold, italic, super/subscript, etc.), style definitions and more.

from Uche Ogbuji at 14:57, 28 Jul
XMLtoXLS is a Microsoft Excel plug-in to simplify extracting data from XML files and importing the data to MS-Excel. XMLtoXLS is shareware.

from Uche Ogbuji at 14:52, 28 Jul
Adds XML-aware routing and management to traditional messaging systems such as MQ, TIBCO and JMS. Support for content-based and publish/subscribe-based routing, message transformation and enrichment, validation, exception handling, transactionality and activity monitoring.

Web Services for DB2 Cube Views
from Uche Ogbuji at 14:42, 28 Jul
"Web Services for DB2 Cube Views provide access to multidimensional data stored in DB2. These Web services allow a client application to read data from the cubes and perform basic online analysis on multidimensional data and metadata through the Web, using XPath and XML."

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