Volantis releases Mobility Server to the Open Source Community
Posted Apr 2, 2008 14:01 UTC (Wed) by shady
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"In other worlds the product offer some features similar to Apache Cocoon."
Kind of. It's not a general purpose markup to markup transcoder, though it does include one
- see the pipeline component below. It may be worth thinking about how to bring together the
best elements of the two. Anyhow, some detail ...
- Web authors use an extended form of XHTML (which uses the XForms form model), all of
which it processes into device specific markup (device specific in the sense both that it could be
a different markup and that the layout, images etc are optimised for the device characteristics,
with reference to an included database of characteristics for around 5000 devices) at the server
- The markup can be embedded into dynamic pages (JSP, PHP and Ruby are supported out of
the box) in the same way that normal browser markup is embedded for PC type sites.
- Device variations for CSS properties (if the device doesn't support CSS, the server converts
appropriately), image/digital asset variation and page layout can be controlled through a set of
- Content can also be controlled through direct reference to the device database, using a set
of XHTML extensions called DISelect - docs here -
- There is also a Cocoon-like pipeline component which can be used to call back end
transformations and plugins in XSLT and Java. The docs for this are here:
m/docs/dci/dci_about.html ... this component also includes
support for template elements, inclusion and fetches/transformation of content from
local/remote web services, databases and URLs.
stuff like validation, transitions, etc. Docs here - http://opensource.volanti
s.com/docs/client/client_about.html - and working examples here - http://opensource.volantis.co
Disclaimer - I'm a Volantis employee.
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