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Enterprise JavaBeans, Perl, and Frontier are targets
Web developers are finding that the Extensible Markup Language (XML) can offer them extensions to a lot of the essential tools -- such as Java, and the Perl and Frontier scripting languages -- that they have relied on to build rich Web sites. And vendors are now looking to exploit those benefits.
Sun Microsystems is currently working on an Enterprise JavaBeans framework for XML, according to Alan Baratz, president of Sun's JavaSoft division, although no further details were available.
One strategic use of XML in relation to Java is to pull a chunk of XML data down to the client and let a Java applet chew …