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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject [sandbox] Component ideas
Date Mon, 03 Mar 2008 06:46:06 GMT
On the adding components to the sandbox bit that Matt raised; here are
some I'd like to bring in. It's stuff from osjava that I haven't found
replacements that I like yet:

payload - self-extracting jar builder. Useful as an agile install tool.

gj-scrape - HTML scraping API. Scrapes as a String walker rather than
trying to tidy up into nice XML and doing DOM.

xmlwriter - output XML. Very simple API and I think still valuable. I
know there are alternatives out there hidden away in other APIs
                    so might be that someone knows XStream or XOM or
something is great for this.

Any thoughts?

Areas to improve in each:

payload - a GUI install window in addition to the command line one. It
should recognize if the icon was double clicked and if so kick off a
gui mode.

gj-scrape - possibly rethink as an xml scraper for dodgy xml [ie:
html]. Various bits could be added; but then they'd make it more
serious. I found it very useful simply because it doesn't try to infer
much about the document.

 xmlwriter - have it auto-check an XSD or DTD on the way out. There's
code in there to do that, but it needs finishing. JARV gave me pain :)

Anyway, I'd like to bring them to Commons if desired.


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