Some of you may recall I asked a few weeks back for help with Java to fix some features
of OxGarage, the generic TEI <---> XXX conversion web service. Thanks to some
advice (thanks, Hugh and Arno), I was able to make changes to OxGarage so that
it can now support generation of RELAX NG Compact and W3C schemas. Huzzah!

Having got that far, I decided to clean up the OxGarage source so that it
no longer has a dependency on the older Vesta project, and has all
the source code it needs to build much more cleanly. Huzzah!

You can find OxGarage :
 * live at
 * in Sourceforge Subversion at
 * as a Debian package from

Ah, but there's more. The revised OxGarage means that it is now possible
to cover all the work done by a Roma processor (turning TEI ODD into
various output formats) solely using RESTful web service calls. For example,
using Javascript.

Which brings me to Byzantium, proof of concept for a new Roma built
entirely in Javascript. Huzzah, huzzah!

... and thats the subject of my next mail to the list.
Sebastian Rahtz      
Director (Research Support) of Academic IT Services 
University of Oxford IT Services
13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431