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Mark Pilgrim

Mark Pilgrim is the author of Dive Into Python, a free Python book for experienced programmers, and Dive Into Accessibility, a free book on web accessibility techniques. He works for MassLight, a Washington DC-based training and web development company, where, unsurprisingly, he does training and web development. But he lives outside Raleigh, North Carolina, because it's warmer.


Website: http://diveintomark.org/

Articles by this author:

Identifying Atom
In his latest Dive into XML column, Mark Pilgrim reports on some of the hot topics in the IETF's development of Atom. [Aug. 18, 2004]

XML on the Web Has Failed
In Mark Pilgrim's latest Dive into XML column he argues that most XML on the Web has failed utterly, miserably, completely. [Jul. 21, 2004]

The Atom Link Model
In Mark Pilgrim's latest Dive Into XML column he explains the Atom linking model, which is based on the familiar HTML linking model but is more expressive and more flexible. [Jun. 16, 2004]

Normalizing Syndicated Feed Content
In Mark Pilgrim's latest Dive Into XML column he dives into the deep waters to explain how to normalize the content of syndicated feeds. [Apr. 7, 2004]

Atom Authentication
Mark Pilgrim explains why the Atom developers are using a new kind of authentication scheme, and he explains why it's necessary. [Dec. 17, 2003]

The Atom API
In his latest Dive into XML column Mark Pilgrim explains the basic operations of the Atom API, with special reference to the precedent APIs. [Oct. 15, 2003]

Web Disservices: Microsoft's Misstep
In this month's Dive Into XML column, Mark Pilgrim takes a look at Microsoft's new Microsoft.com web service, suggesting that it might be improved by becoming more like the Web itself. [Sep. 24, 2003]

Should Atom Use RDF?
In this month's Dive Into XML column Mark Pilgrim explains the uses and abuses of RDF for the new Atom syndication format. [Aug. 20, 2003]

The Vanishing Image: XHTML 2 Migration Issues
In Mark Pilgrim's latest Dive Into XML column, Pilgrim examines XHTML 2.0 object element, which is a replacment for the more familiar and widely supported img[Jul. 2, 2003]

All That We Can Leave Behind
In Mark Pilgrim's latest Dive Into XML column, he continues the examination of XHTML 2 migration issues, this time looking at the loss of the br element and the style attribute. [Apr. 16, 2003]

The Road to XHTML 2.0: MIME Types
In his latest Dive Into XML column, Mark Pilgrim begins another multipart series by setting out along the road to XHTML 2.0. The first stop is the tricky MIME types issue. [Mar. 19, 2003]

Inside the RSS Validator
In his latest Dive Into XML column, Mark Pilgrim explains some of the implementation details of the RSS validator. [Feb. 26, 2003]

Parsing RSS At All Costs
In his second Dive into XML column, Mark Pilgrim describes his parse-at-all-costs parser of ill-formed RSS feeds, using Python's sgmllib. [Jan. 22, 2003]

What Is RSS
In Mark Pilgrim's inaugural Dive Into XML column, he reviews the history and technical details of the varieties of RSS on the Web. He also describes a method for parsing most active RSS feeds. [Dec. 18, 2002]