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Liora Alschuler

Liora Alschuler is a consultant working with vendors, providers, and standards organizations on the application of XML and Internet technology to healthcare records.

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Going to Extremes
Geeks in tweed and metadata maniacs, shapers of the future of structured information representation. The recent Extreme Markup Languages conference had it all. Liora Alschuler was there and reports back on the Topic Maps and RDF head-to-head. [Sep. 13, 2000]

Last Word on Last Call - The Specification's Problems
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Last Word on Last Call
The W3C's XML Schemas specification has just exited its Last Call phase, drawing many comments in the process. Everyone agrees on the urgency of this work, yet opinion is widely divided over the current draft. Liora Alschuler investigates. [Jul. 5, 2000]

Topic Maps
Topic maps have made a big splash at XML Europe this year, with fourteen presentations and two tutorials. Find out what they are, who's behind them, and why they matter. [Jun. 16, 2000]

Setting the Standard
We all know standards are important for XML, but what about the people who make them? Liora Alschuler investigates the options for processes, structure, and financial support in standards-setting organizations. [May. 10, 2000]

A Sneak Preview of XMetaL 2.0
Last week at XTech 2000, SoftQuad demonstrated a preview of the next release of their XMetaL XML editor. Liora Alschuler reports on what to expect in XMetaL 2.0. [Mar. 8, 2000]

Schema Repositories: What's at Stake?
Why exactly are schema repositories useful? How do Microsoft's BizTalk and OASIS's XML.org compare, and are they both missing the point? [Jan. 26, 2000]

A Tour of XMetaL
A tour of the basic features of XMetaL and its interface. [Jul. 14, 1999]

A Stickler for Rules
XMetaL insists that you follow its rules; it doesn't allow you to edit documents without a DTD. [Jul. 14, 1999]

How Hot is this Metal?
A summary of the strengths and weaknesses of XMetaL. [Jul. 14, 1999]

XMetaL: XML Word Processing Comes into Focus
SoftQuad's XMetaL is an attempt to offer developers and integrators a word processing solution for XML documents. How well does it fit that role? [Jul. 14, 1999]

XTech '99: Momentum Builds in the IT Sector
This year, at both Xtech and Seybold Seminars, the browser implementations were overshadowed by XML adoption by other heavyweights in the computer industry. [Mar. 15, 1999]

Sun, Adobe Post $90,000 Prize for XSL Implementation
Frustrated with the slow pace of application development for rendering XML content, Sun Microsystems and Adobe are offering $90,000 in grants to individuals or corporations who can deliver applications to jumpstart XSL. [Mar. 15, 1999]

Arbortext Goes Freeform
The next release of Arbortext Adept Editor will ship with the capacity to edit and display DTD-less and stylesheet-less XML documents. [Mar. 15, 1999]

New XML Tools on IBM Alphaworks Site
IBM has extended its support for XML by posting a free XML data editor called Xeena on its alphaworks Web site. [Mar. 15, 1999]

Object Design Ships eXcelon
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Wrapping Up 1998
As the year draws to a close, the XML.com editorial staff reviews recent progress--and lack of progress--in XML technology.  [Dec. 18, 1998]

Editors at XML '98
A review of the latest changes in the market for structured editing tools. [Dec. 18, 1998]

XMetaL: Wouldn’t it be loverly?
A structured editor with a word processing GUI. [Dec. 18, 1998]

Arbortext’s EPIC Work
EPIC combines Structured editing with sophisticated content management. [Dec. 18, 1998]

Seeking Refuge: Documentor and EditTime
Two European stalwarts try to crack the US market. [Dec. 18, 1998]

Stucture within formatted pages: FrameMaker and Interleaf
Two long time rivals in page composition get the XML religion. [Dec. 18, 1998]

The market is the question
So what is the market for these XML editors? [Dec. 18, 1998]

Softquad buys Softquad
Softquad International sells HTML/XML business to employees and a private investor. [Nov. 11, 1998]

XML Working Group Reorganized
The W3C has completed a reorganization of the XML working group. [Oct. 29, 1998]

W3C completes DOM specification
Last month the W3C released a recommendation for the Document Object Model Level 1, a key component of the XML family of standards. [Oct. 21, 1998]

Developers Driving XML in Montreal
The XML Developers Conference in Montreal, convened by XML WG Chair Jon Bosak and sponsored by the GCA, was a great opportunity to cover the many fronts of XML development. [Aug. 28, 1998]

Reviewing Structured Editors - Part Deux
Follow up coverage on structured editors with empasis on products shown at SGML/XML Europe in May. [Jul. 8, 1998]

Seybold Looks at XML Editors
List of links to coverage and vendor sites [Jul. 8, 1998]

The XML Scoop on Office 9
First look at the Office 9 and its support of HTML and XML [Jul. 5, 1998]

Stilo's SGML Editor
Review of WebWriter [Jul. 5, 1998]

TimeLux's EditTime
Review of EditTime [Jul. 5, 1998]

Vervet Logic's XML Pro
Review of XML Pro [Jul. 5, 1998]

Excosoft Documentor
Review of Excosoft Documentor [Jul. 5, 1998]

Infrastructures for Information/Grif
Review of i4i S4 and Grif SGML Editor [Jul. 5, 1998]

Structured Editors
Will XML make structured editing any more mainstream than it was with SGML? A trip to the XML '98 Conference in Seattle, WA, uncovered four new products and shed light on where this market is headed. [May. 5, 1998]

Hot on the trail
Four products for writing structured documents which were announced at XML '98. [May. 5, 1998]

Xerox sets its sights on distributed authoring
Xerox's Raven is a prototype of an XML editor developed as a research project within one of Xerox's technical publications departments. [May. 5, 1998]

XED: an editor for those who love the keyboard
Stretching the continuum of XML editors toward simplicity, XED is an editor for fast keyboarding of well-formed XML in a lightweight, cost-free tool. [May. 5, 1998]

SoftQuad previews XMetaL prototype
While not yet solid code, SoftQuad's XMetaL represents a solid decision to pursue XML editing by the company best known for its HTML editor, HoTMetaL, and first known for its SGML editor, Author/Editor. [May. 5, 1998]

Interleaf prepares BladeRunner
BladeRunner is the code name of the Interleaf XML product that is in development and was shown for the first time at XML '98. [May. 5, 1998]

Support for XML in mainstream products
Another indication of change in the editorial marketplace is support for XML from mainstream editing vendors. [May. 5, 1998]

Structured Editors: Conclusion
If these products are indeed viable, it is possible that within a year we may at last see real, new alternatives for writing structured documents that work in print and as richly linked hypertext. [May. 5, 1998]

Netscape Puts XML Support in Mozilla
On March 30, Netscape Communications released on its Web site the source code for Mozilla, which, in days past, would have been known as Communicator 5.0. [Apr. 1, 1998]

Perspecta takes fresh approach to using XML metadata to navigate content
Perspecta, a San Francisco start-up selling technology first developed at the MIT Media Lab, has added XML support to the company’s SmartContent System, a platform for managing and navigating large information repositories. [Jan. 10, 1998]