XPipe is an approach to manageable, scaleable, robust XML processing based on the assembly line principle, common in many areas of manufacturing.
XPipe is a philosophy and a set of open-source software that implements in philosophy. The idea is that XPipe become the reference implementation of the architecture and also serve as a focal point for XPipe experimentation and discussion.
(Also check the XML-DEV announcement)
It is my feeling, for quite a while, that layering of schemas and pipelining XSLs are the future of XML processing.
A large part of XPipe is the effort to define the XComponent model. XComponents specify (in XML, naturally) how the processing components interact.
I found the website a bit confusing. A good starting point is the glossary.
Posted to xml by Ehud Lamm on 1/7/02; 2:41:15 PM