The focus of the Milyn Project is on building Middleware components that enable browser-aware content manipulation and transformation in a J2EE Servlet Container.
The main component being developed under this project is Smooks. Smooks is a Browser-Aware Content Manipulation Adapter. It can be used to help solve the following types of problem:
- Browser Incompatibilities: Smooks can be used to manipulate content in order to workaround/resolve known issues with the requesting browser and how it supports specific types of standard markup. See http://www.quirksmode.org/
- Mobility: Smooks can be used to manipulate/transform content in order to optimise it for non-desktop browsers i.e. browsers on mobile devices.
Smooks is a Component Framework. This means that it can be dynamically extended with pieces of logic that perform discrete manipulations/transaformations on targeted pieces of markup. By targeted we mean that these pieces of content manipulation logic can be targeted at specific elements of markup on a specific browser or family of browser (profile). See Smooks for more details.
Please take a look at the Project Roadmap.