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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?
>> 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
> 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
>> A few tweaks to OxygenXML to make it easier to integrate with ANT
>> would go a long way toward an implementation.