April 27, 2003

Ubiquitous Web Services

Web Services rock! As I found out BizTalk Server is actually dead and is going to be transformed to Jupiter suite this year. Not surprisingly, Jupiter is Web Services-based product. It will use Business Process Execution Language for Web Services and integrated with Office and Visual Studio.NET. Chances are ...

April 25, 2003

Martin Gudgin's XInclude impl

Finally. Gudge has posted his C# implementation of XInclude CR. It's XmlReader-based, with XPointer support, fairly elegant, simple and very interesting. Especially to compare with GotDotNet XInlcude.NET impl. After a quick look I can say of course it's much more elegant than my implementation. More structured and well-designed, while probably ...

April 23, 2003

XInclude Rec is around the corner?

Well, it seems like XInclude 1.0 is going to get final W3C Recommendation status very soon. According to recent Jonathan Marsh's reply in www-xml-xinclude-comments@w3.org mail list on small typo in the Candidate Recommendation: Thanks, we'll track that as an erratum if it's too late to change prior to achieving ...

April 20, 2003

On MultiXmlTextWriter, the article and plans

According to GotDotNet download statistics my MultiXmlTextWriter class has been downloaded 398 times, while last version of nxslt utility, which includes it to support multioutput XSLT - only 91. Hmm, looks like people prefer a component to build own solutions rather than old-fashioned versatile command line tool (not really ...

New FOP Logo?

<?foreteller-mode on?> This is new Apache FOP logo: <?foreteller-mode off?> Will see if I can predict anything, voting is still on ;) ...

XQuery vs XSLT

Ivelin Ivanov has published first installment of a new regular column on XML.com, "Practical XQuery" - XML.com: Processing RSS [Apr. 09, 2003]. The article's example looks quite provocative - generating of HTML from two XML sources (RSS feeds). I bet the first thought of many devs would be "Come on ...

April 19, 2003

Tokenizing in XSLT

Kirk Allen Evans has posted a recursive XSLT template to transform CSV into XML. Being low-level substring functions based it's obviously quite verbose and convolute, what was fairly enough pointed out by Dare. He has provided 10-lines C# version also. What I wanted to add to this subject is that ...

April 18, 2003

One more XSLT2.0 processor

Oracle XDK v10 Beta Release supports XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Data Model (all working drafts dated 11th November 2002). It's not clear to which extent all that jazz is supported, but anyway, that's good news. And AFAIK Apache guys at Xalan team are working on Xalan 3.0 ...

April 14, 2003

On the move

I'm moving to a new house these days, so practical life's questions totally occupy me, I just have no time to blog unfortunately. Hope I'll pop back in a week or so. Main question bothering me is how to get DSL before Passover holiday week in Israel has started ...

April 9, 2003

On XPathNavigatorReader idea

Don Box's Spoutlet: In the interest of generality, Simon asks if there is an XmlReader implementation that traverses an XPathNavigator. Such implementation seems to be trivial, but an interesting point is that such XPathNavigatorReader could easily give xpath1() XPointer schema support for our XInclude.NET project! And if I'm right ...

April 8, 2003

On XInlcude.NET project again

Kirk Allen Evans's asking hard questions: Should there be an XIncludeNodeList implementation that is the product of the merged Infosets? Or is this irrelevant since it would only apply to a fully-loaded DOM instance, which should already have been loaded? I believe XInclude should keep low level of XML processing ...

April 7, 2003

Funny Piece of Spam

What a mail I got today from Taiwan, really nice one: "Mozilla thinks this message is junk mail". Well, probably ;) ...

April 6, 2003

More XSLT intellisense for VS.NET

Rambling in the blog space, found Alexis Smirnov's blog and there a link to quite interesting article named "Xslt Transformations and Xslt Intellesense within the .NET IDE" by Doug Doedens. It's about how to make XSLT authoring easier and more convenient in Visual Studio.NET. That sounds similar to what ...