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.

Schema Repositories: What's at Stake? Part II

Key to the success of repositories are a common framework for business messages and interoperable schemas. How are and BizTalk affected by these, and what is prompting companies to invest large sums of money in the repository projects?

Hynet Relaunches Directive

Directive is a tool for managing long documents at the component level, primarily for the purpose of publishing them in different formats.

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.

Sidebar-The Microsoft Effect

For better or worse, by dint of their unique position in the industry, Microsoft's actions carry more weight than those of other software companies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hot on the trail

Four products for writing structured documents which were announced at XML '98.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Stickler for Rules

XMetaL insists that you follow its rules; it doesn't allow you to edit documents without a DTD.

Wrapping Up 1998

As the year draws to a close, the editorial staff reviews recent progress--and lack of progress--in XML technology.