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Re: [xml-dev] CLAX - Client-side functionality

From: Mitch Amiano <mitch.amiano@-----------.--->
To: peter murray-rust <pm286@---.--.-->
Date: 7/27/2006 11:16:00 AM
peter murray-rust wrote:
> At 21:40 24/07/2006, Mitch Amiano wrote:
>> So what you're looking for is a hollow shell, an application 
>> framework with which capabilities can be provisioned on the fly, from 
>> libraries obtained over the net?
>
> Yes
>
>> Or with less tightly coupled code, a sort of desktop metaphor for 
>> working with XML? A Web Grazer as it were, since you need to ruminate 
>> on the data and "chew the cud".
>
> Grazer - Nice phrase :-)
>
It comes from a project I did to investigate how well Jython could serve 
as an integration platform to tie together Java libraries into a 
rudimentary "4GL" toolkit.  I went so far as to produce a swing 
project/item manager, items being XML documents opend into source editor 
panes.  A Saxon-based XQuery capability was as far as I went with it, 
but it had met my expectations.  Next step would be to add additional 
Java libraries for other XML types; Batik to render SVG types of items 
,etc. I can see how CLAX applies to operations performed on the XML 
items, for instance helping decide that Saxon-B would provide "XQuery 
Capability".  I don't see how the service metaphor facilitates a "SVG 
Capability", because that implies a tighter coupling.

>> Is there no room in CLAX for visualization and interaction with the 
>> user?
>
> Of course there will be lots. See the bioclipse screenshots. But I 
> wanted to stress the non-interactive aspects.
>
I can accept that for this discussion; the two 
(interactive|non-interactive) are quite different I think, at least if 
you view non-interactive as being reduced to a series of http requests.

>> I note with some interest that your examples look like re-coded ANT 
>> tasks.
>
> Probably!
>
>> A few tweaks to OxygenXML to make it easier to integrate with ANT 
>> would go a long way toward an implementation.
>
> P.
>
>

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