Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 18:10:43 +0200 From: Matthew Gertner <email@example.com> To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com> Subject: ANN: Schemantix v0.3
Schemantix is our contribution to the frequently recurring discussion about where XML, and XML schemas in particular, are actually useful. In essence, it is a Open Source system for developing web application using XML schemas as the core representation of application data structures. This provides a single point of maintenance for these applications and thus solves many of the problems associated with large-scale web applications written in template-based languages like ASP, JSP, PHP and ColdFusion. For much more on Schemantix, see www.schemantix.com.
The current version is an alpha release that includes the functionality for generating HTML forms from XML schemas. The only schema language we currently support is SOX, but we will have preliminary XSDL and DTD support integrated over the next couple of weeks, as well as support for generating reports as well as forms. I'll make a followup announcement as new features become available. The entire system is available in full source code compliant with the J2EE platform.
We'd be most interested in any feedback you might have, both with regard to the overall philosophy of the system and the specific implementation. This is an Open Source project, so if anyone would like to find out more about contributing, please contact me directly.