Our weekly reports from the XML developer mailing lists.
As many developers simply don't have time to participate fully in the mailing lists, we bring you weekly highlights
from the cutting edge of XML. Our primary focus is on the XML-DEV list, but we also report on the other XML
The More Things Change
In the final XML-Deviant column, Micah Dubinko offers a retrospective of XML and discusses some of the enduring topics of debate in the XML-developer community.
[Sep. 14, 2005]
Micah Dubinko catches up with the XML-developer community with an examination of the Agile XML manifesto.
[Aug. 31, 2005]
In his latest XML-Deviant column, Micah Dubinko suggests that composing independent specifications is trickier than it seems.
[Jul. 20, 2005]
Micah Dubinko examines how Apple is influencing XML and RSS, for better and for worse.
[Jul. 13, 2005]
Life After Ajax?
Micah Dubinko says that the way Ajax technologies are presently deployed will eventually run into complexity barriers. It's time, he claims, for more declarative, markup-based alternative strategies.
[Jun. 29, 2005]
Dubinko examines the problem of specification proliferation and looks
to a similar area open source software licensing for possible solutions.
[Jun. 15, 2005]
Micah Dubinko's XML-Deviant column summarizes the highpoints of XTech 2005, the recent European XML conference.
[Jun. 1, 2005]
In his latest XML-Deviant column, Micah Dubinko outlines a plan for combining the XForms and Web Forms 2.0 communities.
[May. 11, 2005]
Forming Opinions, Part 3
In this week's XML-Deviant column, Micah Dubinko concludes his three-part foray into Web Forms 2.0.
[May. 4, 2005]
XML, the Web, and Beyond
XML community coverage; browser technology and open content join traditional XML topics in the new-look XTech 2005 conference; plus debate on when multiple schemas are the best way forward.
[Nov. 10, 2004]
How Do I Hate Thee?
Find out everyone's top five dislikes about XML, and get to the bottom of exactly why namespaces tops the list.
[Nov. 3, 2004]
One of the original trinity of XML specs, XML linking has largely failed. Can, and should, we fix it?
[Oct. 27, 2004]
Notes and XQueries
Why is XQuery taking seven years to develop? And what's an XML spec worth these days, anyway? Lively debate from the world of XML.
[Oct. 20, 2004]
Not Evil, Just Smelly
Hypertext guru Ted Nelson reckons XML is evil. XML folk reckon Nelson is mad. But is there truth in what he says?
[Oct. 6, 2004]
Lady and the Tramp
If XML's the Lady, then RSS is the Tramp. But while RSS is energetically being refined and embraced, the Lady's ossifying rapidly.
[Sep. 29, 2004]
Edd Dumbill's report on XML community discussions covers how to write XML documents as RDF models and more incredulity at the WS-* web services specifications.
[Sep. 22, 2004]
Fallacy and Lunacy
In his regular look at the world of XML, Edd Dumbill uncovers the fallacies of XML Schema usage, and scoffs at the lunacy of SOAP.
[Sep. 1, 2004]
What's the difference between validation and business rules? XML developers discuss how and why to use them.
[Aug. 25, 2004]
All Roads Lead to RDF
A recent article by Mark Nottingham suggests that RDF may well be the answer to the difficulties inherent in specifying web services with W3C XML Schema. Edd Dumbill reports.
[Aug. 11, 2004]
Misconceive Early, Misconceive Often
Our XML community column examines the fallout from Mark Pilgrim's claim that XML on the Web has failed; plus the emerging use of an alternative to URIs in RDF.
[Aug. 4, 2004]
Is XHTML an evil intrusion into the Web by religious lunatics from the cult of XML? And does XML-ification really help anyway?
[Jul. 28, 2004]
Edd Dumbill reports on the boom in web-browser innovation as well as Mozilla and Opera's mysterious desertion of the W3C as a forum.
[Jul. 14, 2004]
A summary of the latest happenings in the XML and RDF developer communities: refactoring specifications, Amazon wishlists in RDF, and XML as art.
[Jul. 7, 2004]
Mozilla and Opera Renew the Browser Battle
Mozilla and Opera have joined together to drive forward browser standards, in an effort to head off the threat from Microsoft's .NET plans -- and route around a lagging W3C.
[Jun. 16, 2004]
The Courtship of Atom
The Atom syndication specification may move to a new home at the W3C. We look at the advantages this would bring to all concerned.
[May. 19, 2004]
Politics By Any Other Name
The recent News.com interview with Bob Glushko spawned a rash of debate among XML developers. The topic? Standards, of course!
Kendall Clark offers his own views, and reports on the surrounding community debate.
[May. 12, 2004]
Semantic Web Interest Group
Reporting from the first W3C Semantic Web Interest Group meeting in Cannes, France, Kendall Clark describes the wealth of activity in the semantic web world.
[Mar. 3, 2004]
After its long focus on the W3C TAG, the XML-Deviant returns its gaze to the XML developer world, taking in developments in RDDL and the new "genx" project.
[Feb. 25, 2004]
Reviewing Web Architecture: Conclusions
Kendall Clark concludes his review of the W3C TAG's Architecture of the World Wide Web document, covering good practice in the separation of form from content and the use of XML vocabularies.
[Feb. 11, 2004]
Web Architecture Review: Representation
Kendall Clark continues his look at the W3C Technical Architecture Group's "Architecture of the World Wide Web." This time he examines the third of the key architectural principles set forth in this document: data formats.
[Feb. 4, 2004]
Competing Claims and Interaction Types
Continuing his review of the W3C's Architecture of the World Wide Web document, Kendall Clark looks further at the principles set out governing interactions on the web.
[Jan. 28, 2004]
Reviewing Web Architecture: Identification
Continuing his review of the W3C Technical Architecture Group's "Architecture of the World Wide Web", Kendall Clark focuses on the the web's addressing scheme, the URI.
[Jan. 7, 2004]