March 27, 2003

On reading/writing XML in .NET

Dino Esposito has published a quite comprehensive article, named Real-World XML: Manipulate XML Data Easily with Integrated Readers and Writers in the .NET Framework in May MSDN mag issue. While reading the article two things caught my eye - usual negation of SAX usefulness and another API quirk, which ...

Yeah, XML Does Not Suck

I believe being bored some rainy evening Tim Bray has just decided to make a little stress test of XML community. Remember ongoingXML is too hard for programmers? Now read ongoingWhy XML Doesn't Suck. ...

March 25, 2003

XPointer goes to Recommendation

XPointer goes to Recommendation today. Remember XPointer? It's about "pointing", i.e. identifying of XML parts or fragments. Well, after monsntrous XPath2 specs XPointer one looks like a miniature work. (It reminds me XPath1, which was about 30 pages also). XPointer (funny enough, no version defined for the language) consists of ...

Snowing and hailing time

They say it's snowing in Jerusalem again (at the end of March!) and as I can see outside it's hailing, thundering and heavily raining here near of Tel-Aviv. I know, winter rains are a blessing for Israel, Kineret goes up 10cm everyday and this is daily-good-news here. Still almost two ...