The XML VIN Decoder service is a platform independent XML web service. A VIN is simply passed to the service and a response is provided in XML format. This web service represents the best way to gain instant access to industry automotive data.
There is a similar Vin Decoder 1.0 dated 16/8/2007 elsewhere on sourceforge. But does not have a data feed, you have to get the Vin files from SAE.... at $500 per year. I have only an occasional need for VIN lookup, I know there are free websites to key in an ad-hoc request, but I want to call a webservice from my own progam. So this XML decoder would be useful ... if it goes to a set of VIN files somewhere. I am going to contact the developer to find out where he has go to with this initiative.