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Tim Bray

Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary project at the University of Waterloo in 1987-1989, co-founded Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq:OTEX) in 1989, launched one of the first public web search engines in 1995, co-invented XML 1.0 and co-edited "Namespaces in XML" between 1996 and 1999, founded Antarctica Systems in 1999, and served as a Tim Berners-Lee appointee on the W3C Technical Architecture Group in 2002-2004. Currently, he serves as Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems, publishes a popular weblog tbray.org, and co-chairs the IETF AtomPub Working Group.
Website: http://www.textuality.com

Articles by this author:

TAXI to the Future
Tim Bray presents TAXI, a Web application architecture that utilises the power of XML to deliver a responsive user environment. [Mar. 14, 2001]

What Is RDF
An introduction to the W3C's Resource Description Format, a standard for exchanging metadata, and a key technology for the W3C's "Semantic Web". [Jan. 24, 2001]

Framing the XSL Debate: An Editor's Note
A few words on why we decided to publish Leventhal's view on XSL and why this kind of debate is good for the entire XML community. [May. 20, 1999]

XML support in IE5
Microsoft officially released Internet Explorer 5 and XML.com's technical editor Tim Bray finds that though the final release of IE5 has some nice features for the XML community, its XML implementation is still a little buggy. [Mar. 18, 1999]

XML Namespaces by Example
The hows and whys of XML namespaces explained by a co-author of the specification, XML.com's technical editor Tim Bray. [Jan. 19, 1999]

Low-Rent Virtual Reality with XML
3DML is almost XML - though you wouldn't know it from its creator's marketing information. This 'economy' virtual reality language has some benefits that VRML doesn't, and proves that you can use XML to do some surprising things. [Jan. 19, 1999]

An Introduction to 3DML
A detailed description of this alternative to VRML. [Jan. 19, 1999]

Standards to the rescue!
Using XML and other standards-based technologies, seafarers are no longer out to sea when it comes to specialized medical care. (Part 2) [Dec. 19, 1998]

Proof of Concept: JABR Technologies' Consult98 Implementation
Using XML and other standards-based technologies, seafarers are no longer out to sea when it comes to specialized medical care. (Part 3) [Dec. 19, 1998]

How it works
Using XML and other standards-based technologies, seafarers are no longer out to sea when it comes to specialized medical care. (Part 4) [Dec. 19, 1998]

The doctor will see you now
Using XML and other standards-based technologies, seafarers are no longer out to sea when it comes to specialized medical care. (Part 5) [Dec. 19, 1998]

The Trouble With Browsers
XML.com's technical editor wants to know why the Web browsers don't support XML. [Dec. 18, 1998]

Microsoft Outlines XML Support in IE 5 Beta 2
This week Microsoft announces the next beta of Internet Explorer 5.0. XML.com has the details of the browser's XML support. [Oct. 14, 1998]

Conclusion: How Much Work Was It?
The conclusion of Tim Bray's explanation of how he created the Annotated XML Specification. [Sep. 12, 1998]

Building the Annotated XML Specification
XML.com's technical editor explains the conceptual design and syntactical execution of our popular Annotated XML Specification. [Sep. 12, 1998]

Flipping the Links
How Java was used to convert the XML to HTML. [Sep. 12, 1998]

How the Annotated XML Specification Works
Tim describes the architecture of the AXML system and the design decisions he made. [Sep. 12, 1998]

News Wire Services Heading for XML
The News Industry is hoping that a switch to XML will jump-start adoption of the News Industry Text Format (NITF) among users and vendors of news wire services. [Aug. 12, 1998]

RDF and Metadata
Not excited about metadata? XML.com's technical editor Tim Bray thinks you should be and he explains why. He presents RDF, a spec that standardizes how to supply metadata on the Web. [Jun. 9, 1998]

The Annotated XML Specification
If you want to understand XML, you have to read the specification. However, to really get inside the specification and understand why it says what it does, you need an expert guide. Tim Bray, co-editor of the XML 1.0 specification, shares his knowledge and insights about XML, SGML and the working group behind the specification in this annotated version of the document. [Apr. 15, 1998]

An Introduction to XML Processing with Lark
Lark is a non-validating XML processor implemented in the Java language; it attempts to achieve good trade-offs among compactness, completeness, and performance. [Oct. 2, 1997]

XML Linking
This document specifies a simple set of constructs that may be inserted into XML documents to describe links between objects and to support addressing into the internal structures of XML documents. It is a goal to use the power of XML to create a structure that can describe the simple unidirectional hyperlinks of today's HTML as well as more sophisticated multi-ended, typed, self-describing links. [Oct. 2, 1997]