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Re: OpenTransCoder

From: <Jyh-Ching.Yaur@smed.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 21:11:19 -0600
To: Anupam Joshi <joshi@cs.umbc.edu>, Frank Steuer <steuer@ece.orst.edu>
Cc: www-mobile@w3.org
Message-Id: <8525694B.00117390.00@Deimos.smed.com>

You might be interested in Cocoon, an apache open source project.  The URL

Cocoon can format XML document to HTML, WML or PDF.  The web site give a
you pretty good introduction on what it does.

Jyh-Ching Yaur

Anupam Joshi <joshi@cs.umbc.edu> on 08/29/2000 06:35:38 PM

To:   Frank Steuer <steuer@ece.orst.edu>
cc:   www-mobile@w3.org, Vladimir Korolev <vkorol1@cs.umbc.edu> (bcc:
      Jyh-Ching Yaur/SMS)
Subject:  Re: OpenTransCoder


    There are several transcoding related projects including the
 work we have been doing (check out the papers from
 http://www.cs.umbc.edu/dna/, and some older work from
 http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~joshi/dbrowse/). Other groups that have
 worked on this include Eric Brewer et al at Berkeley (they made
 a startup out of this work that I think Puma bought), Murray Mazer
 etc. at OSF/Curl.com, Satyanarayanan at CMU etc. Many companies too
 have written their own transcoding proxies tied to their specific
 services. While most of the academic work has been published and code
 ocassionaly shared, I don't know of anything that is open source.

                                   Anupam Joshi

Frank Steuer wrote:
> Right now I am working on my master thesis which is about the current
> major problem of multi user agent WWW access, mobile access, transcoding
> of documents HTML->XHTML->WML/Subset of HTML/Compact HTML .... and on the
> fly conversion of images JPEG->GIF for example.
> I would like to open the source my application as soon as I have a
> I can expect somebody to read/use/modify/extend ....
> Are there projects out there right now already working on this kind of
> transcoding proxy ? Would be nice to find some people to start an open
> source transcoder project.
> Does anybody know mailinglists which discuss about transcoding problems,
> XSLT, XML, CCPP, mobile access of existing WWW content, ...
> frank
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> Frank Steuer
> steuer@ece.orst.edu
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