Lotus Development has unveiled Domino Release 5 (R5) server support for XML and Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) technology at Internet World in New York, setting its sights on electronic-business application development.
Calling it `the common language of business-to-business e-commerce', Lotus will leverage XML in Domino Application Server R5, providing an XML-based application-development environment for users. Combining Domino with the Lotus Extensible Style Sheet (XSL) processor extends Domino applications to clients such as browsers and handheld wireless devices via XSL style sheets.
Support for XML begins with the next quarterly update of Domino R5, allowing information to be viewed as an XML document.
Domino R5 and Lotus Notes R5 Client will also support Microsoft COM, giving users the ability to create integrated Domino workflow, security, and messaging and collaboration capabilities into applications for Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Office users can add Notes and Domino data and workflow to desktop applications as well.
Lotus Domino Application Server R5's next quarterly update, including XML and COM support, is expected within the next 30 days.http://www.lotus.com