The XML Stylesheet Language (XSL) is a great solution for a lot of problems. It covers not only the transformation of one XML schema into another, like it is used in enterprise application integration (EAI), it also contains a unique standard for rendering any XML input to virtually any (even non XML) output, like HTML or PDF, what is a foundation for vendor independent reporting and rendering.
In fact I was rather astonished when some weeks back someone with an @eads.com email address asked some questions about the correct usage of WebDAV Support for JAX-RS: The project was still an alpha, not tested at all, only available as source via SVN. Apparently EADS had chosen it to do something useful with it, even in this early stage.
If you ever wanted to edit "documents" (whatever that means in a technical sense) in a globally distributed team, you might have noticed that using the LAN (and block) based CIFS or NFS protocols are not well suited for the rather slow and unpredictable behaviour of the web.
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