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Editors' Newswire for 1 October, 2003
23:59, 1 Oct 2003 UTC | XMLhack Editors

A collected summary of items that ran on the xmlhack newswire on 1 October, 2003.

Debate about appropriate XML processing APIs for desktop system use within the GNOME project
from Edd Dumbill at 13:21, 1 Oct
Interesting discussion between Daniel Veillard and Havoc Pennington on the GNOME XML mailing list.

What is Service-Oriented Architecture?
from Edd Dumbill at 11:23, 1 Oct
An exploration of the emerging model of loosely-connected web services, by Hao He.

Integrating web services with XSLT
from Edd Dumbill at 11:22, 1 Oct
Matching data models between web services can be effectively done with XSLT, writes Will Provost on O'Reilly's WebServices site.

W3C Launches HTML Patent Advisory Group
from Edd Dumbill at 11:12, 1 Oct
A Patent Advisory Group has been launched to study issues for HTML-related Working Drafts and Recommendations raised by the court case of Eolas v. Microsoft and US Patent 5,838,906.

W3C SVG Mobile Competition
from Edd Dumbill at 11:09, 1 Oct
Design an SVG Mobile greeting card in 30K or less and win a Nokia 3650 smartphone.

Morphon XML Editor 3.1.2
from Uche Ogbuji at 03:19, 1 Oct
Validating XML editor for Java with a word processor UI, spell checking, document outline view,drag and drop for structure modiication, WXS and DTD support, WebDAV and FTP publishing. Improvements to validation and support for edit/select using XPath. Some bug fixes.

NetKernel, an "XML application runtime"
from Uche Ogbuji at 03:00, 1 Oct
A collection of XML processing tools, including "XSLT, Compiled XSLT, Multiple schema support ([WXS], [RELAX NG], DTD, Schematron, XPath assertions), [XPath error support], XQuery, XML [Signature]/Verify, XACML, XSL:FO, HTML-to-XHTML converter, full XML index/search, XML spell-check..." It also includes a set of proprietary APIs and script tools.

Advent 3B2-FO, an XSL-FO rendering tool
from Uche Ogbuji at 02:45, 1 Oct
Transforms XSL-FO to PDF or Postscript. Free preview and evaluation downloads are available.

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