Creating Email Templates with XML

Rafe Colburn at OnJava:

One feature that seems to eventually creep into every web application is the ability to send email. Generally, it’s a very specific kind of email, like a password reminder, welcome message, order confirmation, or receipt. Despite the fact that the content of these emails differs from application to application, the process of sending email rarely changes. You construct a message, give it to the mail server, and it gets delivered.

The article is a great intro into how to send email utilizing XML templates as a wrapper. Looks like it’s a technique that once you use it – you’ll use it over and over again.

Congrats Rafe! I’m sure this is the first of many.

Speaking of getting published, Erik C. Thauvin‘s list of favorite Java webloggers “Eric’s Pulse” is published in Java Developer’s Journal.