Ruby, Rails and XFDL


Brian writes:

My open-source web application will need to submit information to a URL in IBM xfdl format.  Is this possible with currently available tools?

In a word, absolutely.  There’s no XFDL “native” support that I know of but I’m guessing that XFDL is just another XML standard.  In this case, Ruby can create arbitrary XML with the builder library.  You should be able to build your XML document with builder and submit it to the website with Ruby’s standard support for HTTP.  Here’s a good introduction:

Good luck!