[Zope-Annce] SilvaFlexibleXML released

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Mon May 2 09:27:21 EDT 2005

Infrae is happy to release Silva Flexible XML, a Silva_ extension that
exposes advanced XML facilities to Silva. This enables users to work
with native XML content within a Silva context. Silva has always had
deep support for XML, but tries to make the user experience so that
end-users are not exposed to XML directly. Power-users however do
sometimes use to wish XML directly, and Silva Flexible XML provides
the answer. Silva Flexible XML aims to integrate Silva with standard
XML technologies such as XSLT and Relax NG.

Silva Flexible XML provides a new Silva Flexible XML Document content
type that can deal with arbitrary XML. It validate XML content entered
using an Relax NG schema, and transform it using an XSLT
template. Also provided is a new Silva Flexible XSLT Report content
type that can be used to transform XML coming from arbitrary XML
sources to provide a new view on output. An RSS feed for instance can
be transformed using XSLT into an XHTML page.

On an interesting technical note, Silva Flexible XML is the first
software that Infrae has released that uses Five_, and is thus using
Zope 3 technology to do its job. Five is the Zope 3 in Zope 2
technology that Infrae initially created and is now maintained and
extended by a very active group of Zope developers. We believe Five is
an important component in driving the future of Zope
development. Silva Flexible XML also builds on lxml_, a Python library
intended to make access from Python to libxml2 and libxslt
functionalities much more easy.

For more information and download see here:


.. _Silva: http://www.infrae.com/products/silva

.. _Five: http://codespeak.net/z3/five

.. _lxml: http://codespeak.net/lxml

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