An introduction to XSpec, a useful unit testing framework for XSLT and XQuery.
XML Prague, February 2017Liam Quin
XML Prague: A practical conference, a meeting of minds, a growing community, a conference about XML in a beautiful and ancient city.
Simplifying XMLUche Ogbuji
There is a great deal of complexity to the XML technology stack which has not proven necessary considering the profile of XML use in practice. XML users would benefit greatly from a round of simplification to improve efficiency of processors and reduce hostility among mainstream developers. This is also key to preserving and perhaps boosting XML's relevance. This article is first in a series advocating particular steps to such simplification.
Developing open business information exchange documentsG. Ken Holman
OASIS is a good place to create open business information exchange standards. This article gives you some pointers on how to go about doing that.
Beyond XML: Making Books with HTMLDave Cramer
An overview of Hachette's trade book publishing system.
Why You Should Be Using XSLT 3.0Kurt Cagle
A look at the upcoming XSLT 3.0 release, and why it matters beyond the XML community
Revving the XSLT 1.0 Engines: Are they all the same?Rick Jelliffe
A rough guide to the relative performance of XSLT systems on some simple XSLT 1.0 test cases.
What is DITA?Eliot Kimber
An introduction to the OASIS DITA standard, by one of the creators and foremost practitioners.
Schemas: Different Strokes From Different FolksRick Jelliffe
In defense of multiple schema languages for XML, but Schematron in particular.
Balisage - The Markup Conference - August 2016Liam Quin
Balisage is one of several annual XML conferences. It’s not only the longest-running, continuing a heritage that began in SGML days, but it's probably the only conference that combines digital humanities, commerce and business, philosophy and poetry. Read more about why you should go to Balisage!
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