Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Tagneto 0.3.0 Released

I just released version 0.3.0 of Tagneto. From tagneto.org:

Tagneto is a web developer tool and JavaScript libraries to aid MVC development of XML user interfaces, with HTML web applications (DHTML, AJAX, RIA, Web 2.0, etc...) being the primary target. It is available under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).

Tagneto includes a "View Assembly" web developer tool written in Java (1.4+ supported). It does not require Java to run on a web server or to be installed on the end user's computer. The Java tool is an HTML/XML parser that allows the web developer to assemble the HTML/XML source into the final set of pages that will be used as the web application. The source does not have to be valid HTML or XML, but the tags that Tagneto handles do have to be well-formed, as defined by one of the supported syntaxes. Similar technologies to the View Assembly tool would be JSP/ASP/PHP. Read the Why document to understand the motivation for Tagneto and how it is different (it will also work with JSP/ASP/PHP).

Tagneto also comes with some JavaScript (JS) libraries that aid building the Controller in JavaScript ("JavaScript" is used on this web site, even though ECMAScript is the proper name). The helper JS libraries are not required to use the View assembly part of the tool.

Tagneto was designed to support internationalization (I18N) and localization (L10N), both in the output pages and in the syntax and wording of the actual Tagneto tags. However, the I18N and L10N support has the least amount of testing, so you may find issues.

For more information on Tagneto features (like non-invasive source configuration, overlays, custom tags), please read the What page.

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