January 25, 2007

Meanwhile Microsoft publishes Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification, version 1.9

While OOXML/ODF war starts to heat up, Microsoft published new version of their another document format "Word 2007: Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification, version 1.9": The Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification provides a format for text and graphics interchange that can be used with different output devices, operating environments, and ...

January 23, 2007

XQuery, XSLT 2 and XPath 2 go Recommendation

This was meant to be one big huge milestone. If only it was done 3 years ago. I hope it's not too late though: XQuery, XSLT 2 and XPath 2 Are W3C Recommendations 2007-01-22: The World Wide Web Consortium has published eight new standards in the XML family for data mining, document transformation ...

January 21, 2007

Loading XSLT stylesheets embedded into an assembly - the right way

Everybody knows that XSLT stylesheet can be embedded into an assembly by setting in Visual Studio its "BuildAction" property to "Embedded Resource". Such stylesheet then can be loaded using Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream() method. But in fact, this is actually wrong way of loading embedded stylesheets, because once smarty-pants XML developer goes and breaks ...