XML News from Friday, October 20, 2006

IDEAlliance is offering one XML 2006 scholarship for a paper submitted by a student enrolled in any degree or diploma program at a post-secondary institution. The winner will receive a one-time award of $1,000 and an invitation to present her or his paper at the XML 2006 conference in Boston, MA (December 5-7). The winner will also receive free conference registration, a travel stipend of $500, and two nights' hotel accommodation in Boston during the conference. Submissions are due by Monday, October 30.

Michael Smith has released version 1.71.1 of the DocBook XSL stylesheets. According to Smith,

This is a minor update to the 1.71.0 release. Along with a number of bug fixes, it includes two feature changes:

Pavel Sher has posted Juxy 0.8, "a simple unit testing library for XSLT written in Java. Juxy allows to call or apply individual XSLT templates from Java and does not use any specific features of XSLT processor for that purposes. It relies entirely on TRaX API and should work with any TRaX compliant XSLT processor." Version 0.8 adds W3C schema validation and an XPathAssert class. Juxy is published under the Apache 2.0 license. Java 1.4 or later is required.