IBM United States
Software Announcement 203-273
October 14, 2003
IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 supports XML open standards for Java and C++ parsers and Java and C++ XSLT processors
At a glance
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 is based on cross-platform, open- and industry-based standards, and is designed to be compliant with industry standards. The technology levelset of this toolkit contains four components: a C++ parser, C++ XSLT processor, Java parser and a Java XSLT processor. The XML C++ parser (XML4C V5.2.0) incorporates the following features:
The XSLT C++ processor (XSLT4C V1.5) now provides the following:
The XML Java parser (XML4J V4.2.2) now provides the following:
The XSLT Java processor (XSLT4J V2.5.1) now includes the following:
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 is based on software developed by the Apache Software Foundation.
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
XML Toolkit for z/OS®, V1.6 is designed to provide a valuable infrastructure component to assist you in creating, integrating, and maintaining your business-to-business (B2B) solutions.
What's new in V1.6
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 provides Apache-based eXtensible Markup Language (XML) parser technology for both Java and C++. eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) processor support is provided for both Java and C++.
For continued operations in OS/390, refer to the Compatibility section.
Planned availability date
October 17, 2003
For more information on Internet downloads, visit the XML site at:
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 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:
What's new in V1.6
The XML C++ parser (XML4C V5.2.0), based on Apache Software Foundation's Xerces-C++ Version 2.2.0, incorporates the following new features:
The XSLT C++ processor (XSLT4C V1.5), based on Apache Software Foundation's Xalan C++ Version 1.5, has been reintroduced to the XML Toolkit for z/OS. This processor incorporates the following new features:
The XML Java parser (XML4J V4.2.2), based on the Apache Software Foundation's Xerces2 Java parser 2.4.0, offers the following:
The XSLT Java processor (XSLT4J V2.5.1), based on Apache Software Foundation's Xerces-Java Version 2.5.1, includes the following:
Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 is capable, as of October 14, 2003, when used in accordance with associated IBM 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.
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.
Product information is available through the Offering Information Web site at:
The following publications can be ordered from IBM after planned availability. To order, visit:
Order Title number XML Toolkit for z/OS(R): GA22-7472 License Information XML Toolkit for z/OS: GI10-0665 Program Directory
The IBM Publications Center:
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.
The IBM Publications Notification System (PNS):
PNS enables subscribers to set up profiles of interest by order number/product number. PNS subscribers automatically receive notifications by e-mail of all new publications defined in their profiles. These may then be ordered/downloaded via the Publications Center.
The hardware requirements for this product are any IBM zSeries® or S/390® hardware or equivalent hardware that supports:
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 requires z/OS V1.2 (5694-A01) or later, or z/OS.e V1.3 (5655-G52) or later. For C++ XSLT processor support the PTF PQ75251 must be applied.
The Java XML parser and XSLT4J processor require that either IBM Development Kit for OS/390®, Java 2 Technology Edition (5655-D35) at the SDK 1.3.1 level with PTF UQ77055, or later, or IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, Version 1.4 (5655-I56) with PTF UQ77468, or later, be installed.
Compatibility: The XML Toolkit for z/OS is based on open source software developed by the Apache Software Foundation which does not necessarily provide for upward compatibility. Care must be taken when installing XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 since the parsers and XSLT processors in this toolkit are not necessarily upward compatible with previous versions. The packaging of XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 is designed so that applications that are using either XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390, V1.5 or XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390, V1.4 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.
XML Toolkit for z/OS V1.6 (5655-J51) replaces XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1.5 (5655-J51).
Installability: Due to general limitation of upward compatibility in the Apache Software Foundation open source code upon which the program is based, XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 will not necessarily provide upward compatibility. Therefore, applications based on prior releases, in general, may need to continue to require those prior releases. In support of these releases both the V1.5 and the V1.4 product are included in the XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 distribution package and will be installed, by default, along with V1.6, if not already present. While XML Toolkit for z/OS requires z/OS V1.2 or latter, XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390 V1.4 are designed to continue to support OS/390 and its associated hardware as documented in their corresponding RFAs.
Customers who already have XML Toolkit for z/OS and OS/390, V1.5 or V1.4 installed can install XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 on the same system (in the same SMP/E zone).
Packaging: XML Toolkit for z/OS, in SMP/E installable format, will be available via download from the Internet and in tape form from IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF). It will also be available as a fax file downloadable package.
Programs ordered via SDF are distributed with the following content:
This program, when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM license agreement, and
License Information (LI), if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of
installation of the program. The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT
for future reference.
Security, auditability, and control
XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 uses the security and auditability features of the host operating system. For more information, refer to Software Announcement 201-044 , dated February 27, 2001, and Software Announcement 200-145 , dated May 16, 2000.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
XML Toolkit for z/OS is a no-charge product. Ordering this program through the Internet ShopzSeries (formerly SHOP390) provides an easy way to play 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 at:
Ordering z/OS through the Internet
ShopzSeries (formerly SHOPS390) 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 at:
Basic machine-readable material: To order, specify program number 5655-J51, feature number 9001 for asset registration.
Also, specify the feature number.
Medium Program feature Distribution Description number number medium XML Toolkit for z/OS 5655-J51 5802 3480 tape cartridge XML Toolkit for z/OS 5655-I30 6722 paper and OS/390, S&S
The non-SMP/E downloadable code for IBM XML Toolkit for z/OS, V1.6 is planned to be available October 17, 2003. The SMP/E downloadable code and physical media is planned to be available October 17, 2003.
To order, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset
registration, and the one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify
the feature number of the desired distribution medium. To suppress
shipment of media, select the license-only option in CFSW.
Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (for example, CBPDO, ServerPac, Systempac®). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and conditions
These products are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA), and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Support, and the Addendum for Support Z125-5505 which provides for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an ongoing recurring 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 Support Line is an option for those customers who desire added services.
Warranty: This program has warranty for a minimum of one year from acquisition from IBM or authorized business partner. The warranty provided to the customer, for at least one year from acquisition, is access to data bases (read Web sites) for program information, FAQs, including any known fixes to defects, which the customer can download or obtain otherwise and install at their leisure.
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.
Money-back guarantee: If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program, return it within 30 days from the invoice date to the party (either IBM or its reseller) from whom you acquired it for a refund. This applies only to your first acquisition of the program.
For operating system software, the revised IBM Operational Support Services Support Line 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 Support Line offering, refer to our Web site at:
For additional information on the revised IBM Operational Support Services, refer to Services Announcement 601-023 , dated July 10, 2001.
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: email@example.com Mail: The Americas Call Centers Dept. LE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690 Reference: LE001
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.