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Using XSLT to generate an admin wrapper for the JCA admin objects of a resource adapter being installed into a J2EE-compliant webserver

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020245D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Nov-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Nov-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 46K

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IBM

Abstract

Use of an XML StyleSheet to generate J2EE server-specific administration functions for JCA administrable objects, as defined in the ra.xml file.

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  Using XSLT to generate an admin wrapper for the JCA admin objects of a resource adapter being installed into a J2EE-compliant webserver

JCA(J2EE Connector Architecture) 1.5 (part of the J2EE(Java* 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition) 1.4 specification) allows resource adapter providers to define administrable objects in the ra.xml file.

    J2EE1.4 compliant webservers (in which these resource adapters may be installed) typically have a set of commands to manage their own admin objects, but can only provide support for this new layer of installed admin objects using existing facilities. This makes the management of JCA administrable objects difficult.

    The existing facilities provided by J2EE webservers do not provide a usable interface for administrators to manage JCA admin objects directly. By transforming the ra.xml file (provided with a resource adapter) with a stylesheet (provided by the J2EE web-server vendor) one can generate webserver-specific admin wrappers, facilitating ease of administration of JCA admin objects within a given webserver.

    Thus a generic wrapper for JCA administrable objects is disclosed. Provision of an XSLT stylesheet file takes, as input, the ra.xml file and produces an administration wrapper for a given platform.

    The XSLT transform could be used to generate an admin wrapper for any JCA resource adapter being installed into a J2EE compliant webserver.

    One could use this technique to create stylesheet for a given J2EE webserver.

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