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IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9: Enhanced C++ XML Parser and C++ XSLT Processor support

IBM United States Software Announcement 206-114
May 16, 2006

 

 ENUS206-114.PDF (32KB)

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TOC link At a glance TOC link Offering Information
TOC link Overview TOC link Publications
TOC link Key prerequisites TOC link Technical information
TOC link Planned availability dates TOC link Ordering information
TOC link Description TOC link Terms and conditions
TOC link Product positioning TOC link Prices
TOC link Reference information TOC link Order now
 
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At a glance

The C++ XML parser within this toolkit is a port of the IBM XML Parser for C++, XML4C V5.6, which is based on Apache's Xerces C++ V2.6 parser.

  • Specify that XML Schema annotations not be generated
  • Specify that XML Schema annotations not be regenerated when deserializing a grammar
  • Turn off default entity resolution
  • Perform schema-only validation when there is a Document Type Definition (DTD)

The IBM XSLT Processor for C++, XSLT4C V1.10 within this toolkit, which is based on Apache's Xalan C++ V1.10 XSLT processor, has been updated with:

  • XML1.1 and Namespaces for XML1.1 support
  • Improved pluggable memory management
  • Improvements in Xalan XML serializers designed to provide improved performance

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: ME001).
 
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Overview

IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS®, V1.9 continues to provide enhanced IBM XML Parser for C++, XML4C and IBM XSLT Processor for C++, XSLT4C support. The toolkit provides the XML4C V5.6 XML parser and the XSLT4C V1.10 XSLT processor, based on corresponding Apache Software Foundation Xerces and Xalan technologies.

The IBM XML Parser for C++ support has been updated with options to:

  • Specify that XML Schema annotations not be generated
  • Specify that XML Schema annotations not be regenerated when deserializing a grammar
  • Turn off default entity resolution
  • Perform schema-only validation when there is a Document Type Definition (DTD)

The IBM XSLT Processor for C++ has been updated with:

  • XML1.1 and Namespaces for XML1.1 support
  • Improved pluggable memory management
  • Improvements in Xalan XML serializers designed to provide improved performance

Refer to Software Announcement 205-114 , dated May 17, 2005.
 
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Key prerequisites
  • IBM System z™ or IBM eServer zSeries® server, or equivalent
  • IBM z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01), or later, or IBM z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later


 
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Planned availability dates

 
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Description

IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 is designed to improve the speed of deployment and help reduce the complexities of information exchange within business integration. This software is provided at no additional charge to customers who have a license for either:

  • z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01), or later
  • z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later

What's new in V1.9

The C++ XML Parser (IBM XML4C V5.6), based on Apache Software Foundation's Xerces C++ V2.6, incorporates new features that provide options to:

  • Specify that XML Schema annotations not be generated; that is, not added to the grammar. If you do not need annotations, you may want to turn on this feature to avoid memory bloat for XML Schemas that use annotations heavily.
  • Specify that XML Schema annotations not be regenerated when deserializing a grammar.
  • Turn off default entity resolution. With this option, when the entity Resolver returns NULL, the parser does not try to resolve the entity externally.
  • Perform schema-only validation when there is a Document Type Definition (DTD).

The C++ XSLT Processor (IBM XSLT4C V1.10), based on Apache Software Foundation's Xalan C++ V1.10, incorporates the following new features:

  • XML1.1 and Namespaces for XML1.1 support
  • Improved pluggable memory management
  • Improvements in Xalan XML serializers designed to provide improved performance

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 is capable as of June 16, 2006, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.
 
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Product positioning

XML Toolkit for z/OS fits within an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) family of IBM transformation and integration products. XML is designed to provide unrestricted information schema and data format structures to create reusable data in a common metalanguage, for all types of business-to-business applications.
 
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Reference information
  • Software Announcement 205-114 , dated May 17, 2005 (IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.8: Enhanced C++ XML Parser and C++ XSLT Processor support)
  • Software Announcement 204-181 , dated August 10, 2004 (XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.7 provides current C + + XML Parser and C++ XSLT Processor support)
  • Software Announcement 203-273 , dated October 14, 2003 (IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390®, V1R6 Supports XML Open Standards for Java™ and C++ Parsers and Java XSLT Processor)
  • Software Announcement 203-042 , dated February 18, 2003 (IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390, V1R5 Supports XML Open Standards for Java and C++ Parsers and Java XSLT Processor)
  • Software Announcement 202-185 , dated August 13, 2002 (IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390, V1R4 Supports e-business Open Standards)
  • Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003 (IBM z/OS V1.4: Support for IBM eServer zSeries z990 Multipurpose On Demand Servers and Preview: z/OS V1.5)
  • Software Announcement 203-132 , dated May 13, 2003 (IBM z/OS.e V1.4 New Features and Preview: z/OS.e V1.5)

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 206-114

Trademarks

 
System z is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, zSeries, eServer, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Offering Information

Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site


 
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Publications

The following publications, which are shipped with the package, can be viewed or downloaded from the IBM Publications Center after planned availability. Visit

                                                       Order
Title                                                  number
 
XML Toolkit for z/OS(R):  License Information          GA22-7472
XML Toolkit for z/OS:  Program Directory               GI10-0665

In addition to the above publications, there is also the XML Toolkit for z/OS User's Guide (SK3T-4270), which is available as softcopy only from the z/OS Internet Library and the z/OS Software Products Collection.

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card or customer number. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded free of charge.
 
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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

The hardware requirements for this product are any IBM System z™, IBM eServer zSeries®, or IBM S/390® hardware or equivalent hardware that supports:

  • z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01), or later
  • z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later

Software requirements

IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 requires z/OS V1.6 (5694-A01), or later, or z/OS.e V1.6 (5655-G52), or later.

Compatibility: The XML Toolkit for z/OS is based on open-source software developed by the Apache Software Foundation that does not provide for compatibility with prior releases. Care must be taken when installing IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9, because the XML parsers and the XSLT processors in this toolkit are not compatible with previous releases. Note, the IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 packages the latest XML parser and XSLT processor from Apache as well as those XML parsers and the XSLT processors from previous XML Toolkits so that applications that are using XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.8 or XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.7 will continue to run. This is intended to allow for continued use of these levels of the toolkit by applications that have written to their specific APIs.

Limitations: For important information about interoperability and supported environments, refer to the XML Toolkit Web site at

Planning information

XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 (5655-J51) replaces XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.8 (5655-J51).

Installability: Due to general limitation of compatibility in the Apache Software Foundation open-source code upon which the program is based, IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 will not provide compatibility with prior releases. Therefore, applications based on prior releases of the XML Toolkit, in general, will need to continue to require those prior releases. In support of these releases, both the V1.8 and the V1.7 products are included in the IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 distribution package and will be installed, by default, along with V1.9, if not already present.

Packaging: XML Toolkit for z/OS, in SMP/E installable format, will be available via download from the Internet and on physical media from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF). It will also be available as a pax file downloadable package.

Programs ordered via SDF are distributed with the following content:

  • Physical OR electronic media containing executable code
  • Program Directory (GI10-0665)
  • Proof of Entitlement
  • License Information (GA22-7472)

This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. In addition to the license and LI, there is a notices.txt file which is located in the root directory of both the XML Parser and XSLT Processor.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 203-131 , dated May 13, 2003, and Software Announcement 203-132 , dated May 13, 2003.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
 
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Ordering information

Charge metric

XML Toolkit for z/OS is a no-charge product.

Ordering z/OS through the Internet

ShopzSeries provides an easy way to plan and order your z/OS ServerPac or CBPDO. It will analyze your current installation, determine the correct product migration, and present your new configuration based on z/OS. Additional products can also be added to your order (including determination of whether all product requisites are satisfied). ShopzSeries is available in the U.S. and several countries in Europe. In countries where ShopzSeries is not available yet, contact your IBM representative (or Business Partner) to handle your order via the traditional IBM ordering process. For more details and availability, visit the ShopzSeries Web site

The non-SMP/E downloadable code for IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 is planned to be available May 19, 2006. The SMP/E downloadable code and physical media are planned to be available June 16, 2006. Electronic delivery of XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.9 is also supported when the product is ordered via ShopzSeries.

Basic license

To order, specify the program number and the appropriate license or charge option. Also, specify the desired distribution medium. To suppress shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.

Program name: XML Toolkit for z/OS
Program PID: 5655-J51

Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier            Description            pricing metric
 
S00X4TV               XML Toolkit            No charge,
                       for z/OS               unlimited installs

Orderable
supply ID             Language              Distribution medium
 
S00X4TT               English               3480 Tape
                                             Cartridge(1)
1
Refer to the Customized offerings section for specific media types.

Subscription and Support PID: 5655-I30

 
Entitlement                                  License option/
identifier            Description            pricing metric
 
S00X33W               XML Toolkit            No charge,
                       for z/OS S&S           unlimited installs

Orderable
supply ID             Language              Distribution medium
 
S00X0NT               English               Paper

Customized offerings

Product deliverables are shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac®).

Once a product becomes generally available, it will be included in the next ServerPac and SystemPac monthly update.

CBPDO and ServerPac are offered for electronic delivery, where ShopzSeries product ordering is available. For more details on electronic delivery, refer to the ShopzSeries help information.

Media type for this software product is chosen during the Customized Offerings ordering process. Based on your customer environment, it is recommended that the highest possible density tape media is selected. Currently offered media types are:

  • CBPDOs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 35902
  • ServerPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 35902
  • SystemPacs — 3480, 3480 Compressed, 3490E, 35902
2
3590 is highest density media, which will ship the fewest number of media.

Production of software product orders will begin on the planned general availability date.

CBPDO shipments will begin one week after general availability.

ServerPac shipments will begin two weeks after general availability.

SystemPac shipments will begin four weeks after general availability due to additional customization, and data input verification.
 
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Terms and conditions

Licensing: IBM International Program License Agreement and License Information document. Proofs of Entitlement (PoE) are required for all authorized use.

This product is licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support (Z125-6704), which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. This program has a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. S/390 and zSeries IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel is an option for those customers who desire added services.

Limited warranty applies: Yes

Warranty: This program includes a warranty for one year from acquisition from IBM or an authorized IBM Business Partner. For one year from acquisition of the program, this warranty provides the customer with access to databases containing Program information and FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or otherwise obtain and install.

Program support: Enhanced Support, called Subscription and Support, includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours) as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect. The customer will be notified of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

Copy and use on home/portable computer: No

Volume orders (IVO): No

Passport Advantage® applies: No

Software Maintenance applies: No

For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel offering will provide support for those operating systems and associated products that are not available with the newly announced Software Maintenance offering.

This will ensure total support coverage for your enterprise needs, including IBM and selected non-IBM products. For complete lists of products supported under both the current and revised SoftwareXcel offering, visit

For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.

IBM Operational Support Services — SoftwareXcel: Yes

iSeries™ Software Maintenance applies: No

Variable charges apply: No

Educational allowance available

Yes, a 15% education allowance applies to qualified education institution customers.
 
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Prices

The charges are unchanged by this announcement.
 
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Order now

To order, contact the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  callserv@ca.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
            Dept. Teleweb Customer Support, 9th floor
            105 Moatfield Drive
            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
 Reference: ME001

The Americas Call Centers, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

 
IBMLink, System z, and iSeries are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
z/OS, zSeries, S/390, SystemPac, and Passport Advantage are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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