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From Michael Glavassevich <mrgla...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Xerces-AS3 port
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2007 04:01:29 GMT
Hi Claus,

Provided that your derivative of Xerces-J complies with the terms of the 
Apache License, v2.0 [1] I doubt folks here would have an issue with it. 
If this is something you're thinking of donating to the Apache Software 
Foundation at some point to start a new Xerces sub-project, I believe you 
would need to submit a formal software grant [2] and possibly also enter 
the project into the Incubator [3].


[1] http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
[2] http://www.apache.org/licenses/software-grant.txt
[3] http://incubator.apache.org/

Michael Glavassevich
XML Parser Development
IBM Toronto Lab
E-mail: mrglavas@ca.ibm.com
E-mail: mrglavas@apache.org

Claus Wahlers <claus@codeazur.com.br> wrote on 04/18/2007 05:20:12 PM:

> Hi list,
> i just recently subscribed to this list and am unsure if this is the 
> right place for my post. Please disregard and/or send me to the right 
> person/list in case it's not, thanks.
> I am in progress of porting Xerces-J 2.9 to Actionscript 3 (AS3). AS3 is 

> an EcmaScript 4 implementation, currently used in Adobe Flash Player 9. 
> The AS3-VM was recently opensourced by Adobe and officially released as 
> Mozilla project under the codename "Tamarin" [1].
> The port is work in progress and far from being complete (so far, DOM3 
> Core is about 75% done), but if you like you can already take a peek at 
> the sources [2].
> I am the technical lead of the DENG Modular XML Browser project [3] 
> which is targeted at Flash Player 6 and written in the very ES3-like 
> Actionscript 1 dialect. I am currently rearchitecting DENG to target the 

> Flash Player 9 VM to take advantage of the much faster new VM (amongst 
> other reasons). I found Xerces-J to be very lightweight and easy to port 

> to AS3 so i picked it to serve as the core engine. The Flash Player 
> already provides two separate APIs for parsing XML (a DOM-like but very 
> limited API, and E4X) but both are not extensible and do not provide 
> functionality needed for DENG (such as DOM Events etc).
> I would like to know if what i'm doing is generally ok with you, and if 
> it would be feasible in mid term (or at all) to add the port as an 
> 'official' Xerces project (Xerces-AS3?). I haven't got the slightest 
> idea what the formal steps would be, so pointers in the right direction 
> would be highly apprechiated.
> Thanks,
> Claus.
> [1] http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin/
> [2] http://svn.codeazur.com.br/deng/classes/deng/dom/
> [3] http://deng.com.br/
> -- 
> claus wahlers
> cĂ´deazur brasil
> http://codeazur.com.br/
> http://wahlers.com.br/claus/blog/
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