Liam Quin has been thinking about XML 2.0 and has posted an article to Advogato titled "Where Should XML Go?". Quin is obviously trying to reach a wider community than just the hardcode XML users, noting in his diary that: Where would you go (or post) to ask people why they're not using XML? There … Continue reading Where Should XML Go?
Tim Bray posted some notes on Private Syndication, referring to this ZDNet piece by David Berlind. I'm inclined to agree that this kind of syndication is as yet a largely untapped application agree and that it's one with a great deal of possibilities. I'd love to have a feed of my bank balance, credit card … Continue reading Tailored Feeds
I see by the fact that my complementary copy arrived today that XML Hacks has hit the stores. This makes me incredibly pleased as my two contributed hacks mean that this is the most I've ever had in print, and that's like, proper writing, not this new-fangled web malarkey. My two hacks are #64 ("Identify … Continue reading XML Hacks
Another great article from Sean McGrath: The mysteries of flexible software. Bang on the money. I don't know how many times I've encounted software (and yes, some of my own devising) that has all sorts of wonderful flexibility but in all the wrong places. Time spent factoring applications into layer cakes, introducing endless layers of … Continue reading Programmers Are Interesting
The W3C have posted a Note discussing requirements for an XML Processing Model. This is good news, there's been a lot of desire to see this work progressing for some time now. Wonder whether XML Pipeline will serve as a possible basis for a specification? It seems to be a good match to the requirements. … Continue reading XML Processing Model
I spoke at the XML UK Optimal XML event in Cambridge yesterday under the topic of "Scanning the Horizon: What's Hot in Upcoming XML Technologies". The talk seemed to go well, which I was quite pleased about. Lots of questions at the end which I usually take to be a good sign that people were … Continue reading XML UK: Optimal XML
First Eric van der Vlist makes his RELAX NG book freely available, and now Micah Dubinko has done the same with XForms Essentials. (found via Cafe con Leche). Excellent. Is this a new trend for O'Reilly I wonder? I've been specifying a number of XML APIs (RESTful of course) recently and it'd be nice to … Continue reading XForms Freebie
I'm very pleased to say that my latest tutorial for IBM developerWorks is now up on their site: Enity Management in XML applications It covers the XML catalog specification and using the Apache XML Resolver classes to add catalog support to your XML applications. Why would you do that? Read the tutorial and find out...
Whilst writing a tutorial on XML Catalogs I started thinking about dereferencing namespace URIs again. Yes, I'm a sucker for punishment. What follows is some thoughts about using XML Catalogs in conjunction with namespace dereferencing... Let's take a moment for a brief recap. As a result of a lot of discussion on XML-DEV we have … Continue reading XML Catalogs and Namespace Documents
For a long time now eclectic has been lying fallow. I've just been able to keep up to date with XML-DEV on a daily basis and keep it maintained the way I used to. A combination of factors including being much busier at work (now managing a team) and at home (now a father, and … Continue reading XML-DEV and eclectic