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XML-focused servlet

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Mar 1999 12:46:18 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199903281746.MAA30021@hesketh.net>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
I've built a small servlet front-end for JXML's open source MDSAX framework
for processing XML documents.  It's highly (perhaps too) configurable.
MDServlet is open source under a BSD-style license.

My favorite feature is that you need to know very little about XML and
pretty much nothing about SAX (a key XML processing API) or MDSAX to make
it work beyond a basic understanding of ContextML, which isn't nearly as

Using this tool, you can use pretty much all the tools (filters) provided
with MDSAX to manipulate documents before transmission, and you can also
add your own filters to MDSAX and control them from MDServlet.  Basically,
you can use the same MDServlet to perform different tasks for different
users by specifying different resources in the request, and it's handled

MDServlet (and MDSAX) require Java 2, so you'll have to be running Jigsaw
under JDK 1.2 or 2 or whatever they call it these days.  I've been doing my
testing using Jigsaw 2.0.1 on Windows NT, and it seems to behave quite nicely.

Details are available at

Simon St.Laurent
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Received on Sunday, 28 March 1999 17:04:42 UTC

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