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The second official Apache conference, ApacheCon 2000, takes
place March 8th-10th 2000 in Orlando, Florida. Apache Week is
proud to be an official sponsor of ApacheCon 2000 and will
keep you updated on conference news between now and March.
schedule for the conference has been released, and
contains 41 sessions from 39 presenters. Topics covered
include business perspectives of using the Apache web server,
security and e-commerce issues, in-depth technical talks, and
details of Apache 2.0.
ApacheCon 2000 is the first Apache conference since the
formation of the Apache Software Foundation and the
conference includes a number of talks about the new Jakarta
and XML projects.
This week sees the launch of the Apache Software Foundation's
XML Apache project. In July the Apache group formed the
Apache Software Foundation with the intention of providing
a framework for other open-source projects alongside the
Apache web server. One of the first new
projects announced was the Jakarta Project, whose aim was
to provide an open source implementation of JavaServer pages
XML is the Extensible Markup Language, a data
format for structured document interchange. The XML project,
the foundation to commercial companies such as Bowstreet,
DataChannel, Exoffice, IBM, Lotus Development Corporation and
Sun Microsystems. The aim of the project is to advance the
development and deployment of XML and XSL standards, and
provide a robust set of open source libraries and
applications. One of these libraries is an XML parser named
Xerces, the parser will initially be based on IBM's XML4J and
XML4C technologies, with later versions including features
from Sun's XML parser and other contributions.
The Apache Web server already
includes a cut-down XML parser, Expat, and although it is
not used in the core code, it is available for use by add-on
modules such as mod_dav.
More details of the launch are available in the Press Release
and in a CNET News.com article,
"Apache to create XML open-source tools"