...and speaking of XMLSERVICE...

I just noticed a new PTF for XMLSERVICE.

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas2SE70363

Abstract
DELIVER LATEST FIXES IN XMLSERVICE

Error Description
Add a new function to escape XML reserved characters from
output. The new flag is *escp.

Problem Summary
Add a new function to escape XML reserved characters from
output.

Problem Conclusion
Use *escp to enable XML output escape.

PTFs Available
R720 SI68831 1000
R730 SI68832 1000

Bryan


Jon Paris wrote on 12/19/2018 5:23 PM:
Hopefully before long we'll have a good replacement for XMLSERVICE.

It served its purpose but was always a hack job (in the best sense of the word). Ranger did a fantastic job getting it running - but his coding style is "somewhat unique" and that makes it difficult for others to maintain/enhance it. I tied to make s few changes some years ago and spent so much more time scratching my head than coding that in the end I gave up.

With any luck in the replacement we can dump (at least optionally) the XML aspect. It is overkill for the purpose and adds a level of complexity.



Jon Paris


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