xml.smalltalk.org and mod.smalltalk.org
dmaxwell at entrypoint.com
Fri Jan 28 22:09:00 UTC 2000
I also think this is a wise thing to do, though I can't seem to see the
xml.smalltalk.org domain to look at the details. Squeak could certainly
take the lead here quite easily while the paint's still wet. Also, given
the recent excellent work on encryption showing up on the list :), along
with the earlier DSA support, we could build a system for "trusted" object
interchange ala Perl's Penguin.
An earlier pass at XML-based interchange is XML-RPC
<http://www.xmlrpc.com/>, which is a very lightweight RPC mechanism.
Incidentally, we've ported the "open source" InDelv XML parser
<http://www.indelv.com> , but we're not quite sure what to do with it.
It's based a lot on the Java/DOM implementation and stresses portability
across Smalltalks, thus not particularly Squeaky, but it works. If anyone
from Indelv is lurking, please contact me so we can do what it takes to
make it available in a manner consistent with the Indelv and Squeak
The toy XML parser I wrote earlier is much farther along now, and fits more
in the Squeaky way of thinking, so it might make a suitable alternative.
Hopefully I can get it out for people to play with soon.
>I think it's important that we have a "XML" ASCII standard for storing BOTH
>"Smalltalk source code" and "Smalltalk object instances".
>Interoperatability is becoming very important and being able to share
>object instances with other languages and systems would revolutionize the
>Smalltalk usage in the real world.
>In addition I think it's important that there be an Apache Web Server
>module for Smalltalk. A ModSmalltalk. Any computer language that tightly
>intergrates and interoperates with the Apache Web server in an Open Source
>manner can gain prominance in the Web Site and Web Applications Market.
>Smalltalk has an excellent potential to be the engine behind many powerful,
>yet to be built, web sites.
>Please see http://xml.smalltalk.org and http://mod.smalltalk.org for more
>of this discussion...
>All the best,
>Peter William Lount
>peter at smalltalk.org
>Smalltalk.org is powered by http://www.zoku.net.
Duane Maxwell dmaxwell (at) entrypoint.com
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