What is XML toolkit for iSeries?

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Hi everybody, Could you tell me what is this? And for what I need this?
5733XT2   V1R2M0      XML Toolkit for IBM System i5
I think that product as necessary for my RPG programs if I want put instructions in XML, and that's all. Could anybody give anything more about this? Thanks, in advanced.

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5722SS1 V5R4M0 L00 i5/OS

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5733-XT2 replaces 5733-XT1 from V5R3 and V5R4. The XML Toolkit actually preceded any built in support in RPG that came with V5R4. (COBOL had support starting in V5R3.)

The XML Toolkit provides alternative APIs for the native ILE RPG (or COBOL) support.

Some introduction can be found at XML on IBM i and XML Toolkit (XT2) Description/Installation. A short mention of how the Toolkit might be useful outside of technical programming can be read at DB2 UDB Extenders for iSeries, XML Extender requirements.

Some detail of how the Toolkit can be used in RPG is in the IBM Systems magazine article XML Toolkit for iSeries Provides Interface for RPG and XML.

I would classify it as a programming tool(kit).

Tom

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  • BUG68
    Sorry, one question, this is not a program tool or a case tool, am right? thanks again.
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  • TomLiotta
    Note that 5733XT2 should be the i5/OS 6.1 version of 5733XT1. If you used 5733XT1 on i5/OS V5R3 or V5R4, you would want to update it to 5733XT2 after moving to i5/OS 6.1. Tom
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  • TomLiotta
    I rechecked V5R4 and now see that 5733-XT2 was made available for it. General info can be read in the V5R4 XML Toolkit for IBM System i5 topic. Tom
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  • BUG68
    Thanks Tom, but tell me, after i have this product in my iseries could i have a different help's when i write my rpg/cobol source code? or this product is only better for development in websphere (tool)? thanks
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  • TomLiotta
    ...after i have this product in my iseries could i have a different help’s when i write my rpg/cobol source code? For what it's worth -- I am not an XML developer, so I am going from what I have read about XML support in the Information Center and sources such as the links above. My understanding is that there are two general areas -- SAX and DOM. SAX is supported natively within the languages. It is primarily intended for read-only processing of common XML documents. DOM is more advanced, with more complex document processing. The Toolkit provides additional APIs that help with DOM structures, and Toolkit APIs can help with both reading and writing (or creating) new XML documents. WDSc (and some RDi components) also have parts that help in the design of XML documents, but I haven't seen any direct documentation that says the 5733-XT1 or XT2 products are related to what WDSc or RDi provide. "Websphere" is an umbrella term that covers almost all development tools, including the compilers. It's tricky trying to answer a question about "websphere" without knowing what component is involved. Tom
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