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SVG

SVGWeb and the XML Issue

I’ve been playing around with SVGWeb, liking the library more over time. I re-created the SVG in HTML5 example, and at first it didn’t work. I thought it could be because SVGWeb couldn’t manage the metadata element, but when I loaded the page in Firefox, with Firebug, I found that the SVG/XML still had the bugs I […]

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Technology

Babes in the markup

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. I have really been enjoying Liz’s XML Class Weblog. It’s so refreshing ‘hearing’ all these voices newly exposed to XML, RSS, RDF, Schemas and so on. With the weblog, I feel as if I’m peeking into Liz’s class, itself. This posting on the students’ personal weblogs already demonstrates that some of Liz’s students […]

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Technology

Office and XML

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Sam Ruby has an interesting thread going about Microsoft’s next version of Office and its support for XML:   On one side, the ability of MS tools to adapt to formats that users can describe will be an incredible step forward. On the other hand, this doesn’t explain an unwillingness to working […]

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Technology Writing

The Parable of the Languages

Archived at Wayback Machine, including original comments If programming languages could speak, really speak, not just crunch bytes and stream bits, they would have much to say that is both wise and profound. After all, the original programmers were philosophers, and programming languages were philosopher tools… In Babble Meadow, in the twilight hours between day […]

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Specs Technology

XML Expectations

Originally published at Netscape Enterprise Developer, now archived at Wayback Machine Extensible Markup Language is a language that defines other languages. It also has the potential to give structure and meaning to the information contained in HTML documents or any other data form — making such information naturally as searchable and structured as the information […]