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Want to help with JSF 2.0? Want to win a free copy of my new book? Write some XSLT for me!

Posted by edburns on August 5, 2008 at 2:40 PM PDT

We've been working on JSF 2.0 for over a year now and we're very
close to having solid specifications and implementations for our top two
issues: href="https://javaserverfaces-spec-public.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=293">Ajax
and href="https://javaserverfaces-spec-public.dev.java.net/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=273">EZComp.
Of course, the implementation of both of these issues has required lots
of work on smaller issues. However, at least 80% of the features people
want to see in JSF 2.0 are not touched by Ajax or EZComp. To help us
prioritize the issues, I'm having a contest.

The first person to give me a tested and working XSLT stylesheet (and
instructions on how to use it) that styles an XML export of the java.net
issue tracker issues will be sent an autographed copy of my new book href="http://ridingthecrest.com/">Secrets of the Rock Star
Programmers. You'll have to paypal me the shipping and handling
cost. The winner can tell me how fast they want it and the costs will
be calculated from there.

The winning stylesheet must meet at least these requirements.

  1. It has to be able to style href="http://weblogs.java.net/blog/edburns/archive/20080805-jsf-spec-public-issues.xml">this
    xml file (and others like it).

  2. The result of running the style sheet on the XML input
    must be something I can easily print (HTML or PDF, for
    example).

  3. The printed output should have exactly one java.net
    issue tracker issue per page. I have some del.icio.us links
    on how to do this in HTML at < href="http://delicious.com/edburns/pagebreak">http://delicious.com/edburns/pagebreak>

You get a special bonus if you can tell me how to easily and cheaply
print these on 5"x7" index cards.

I plan to use this printed output to do a scrum-like feature
prioritization exercise.

The contest will close next Tuesday, 12 August 2008 at 23:59 EDT.

Please send your entries to me via email to "ed dot burns at sun dot
com", and put "ACTION: XSLT CONTEST" as the subject.

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Comments

What you really want is someone to design what the html page for an issue should look like, then you add some special attributes to the tags that should be filled with data and generate the XSLT from that, see http://tobe.homelinux.net/weffo

Ed, How long after the JSF 2.0 spec finalization will the next version of JSF The Complete Reference be avilable? Thanks, Kurzweil4