W3C Released Republica's Data Extraction Language
Jyväskylä, Finland. November 06, 2001.
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) that is responsible for standardizing Internet formats has accepted DEL-language (Data Extraction Language) developed by Republica to be on their Note list. This is the first time Finnish technology has been accepted to this list. The steps of the standardizing process at W3C are Note, Working Draft, Candidate Recommendation, Proposed Recommendation and Recommendation.
DEL-language, which was created for Republica's X-Fetch Wrapper, is Republica's contribution to developing XSL language. XSL is used to convert information delivered over Internet. It is also a general notion for software business based on open interfaces and component-based software architecture.
The advantage of XML-based DEL-language is that it makes description of conversion processes from any format to XML easy and fast. This is possible because the conversion process does not require any traditional coding. Coding with general programming languages is slower and more prone to errors, and maintenance and reuse of the code is more difficult than using specifically developed XML-based languages.
Accepting Republica's DEL-language for Note list means that the ideas of the language have been perceived developable and the area is considered important and corresponding to W3C objectives.
Republica Corp., founded in 1996, concentrates on XML-business. Republica's products enable real-time information exchange between company's information systems, as well as between company and its interest groups. The products facilitate easy and fast integration of these different systems. Republica is based in Finland and has offices in both Helsinki and Jyväskylä.