Friday, July 13, 2007

New enhancements to the Sun XSLT SE

Kevan Simpson recently posted about new enhancements to the Sun XSLT SE. Kevan is the creator of the XSLT SE and the Common Runtime Library (CRL pronounced "coral") which is a set of utilities to help simplify creating JBI components.

Some of the enhancements include:

Transformation processes - enables a sequential list of activities to be executed as a transformation process, similar to a BPEL process.

Transformation by part - XSL stylesheets can now be applied to individual message parts, referenced by name, and explicitly assigned to other messages. Previously this was a very tedious chore.

Runtime parameter support - values for parameters defined in XSL stylesheets can be provided during runtime.

To date I haven't had the chance to play with the XSLT SE, but hope to in the next couple of weeks because I know it's going to become important in the near future.


Chad Gallemore said...

I read this blog from Kevan as well, we really need to get an example up an going utilizing the XSLT SE. I'm anxious as well to utilize the XSLT SE, and I think we have several use cases to work off of, we need to get this going. Lets get this going.