The XQuery Chimera Takes Center Stage
Welcome to 2007! This week Simon St. Laurent gives us an interesting report from
the XML 2006 conference.
JSON on the Web, or: The Revenge of SML
Simon St. Laurent looks back to see if we can all learn a lesson or two: were
there signs early on in the life of XML that something like JSON would eventually
well as a Web data format?
The Next Web?
Simon St. Laurent steps up to ask which of the competing visions for the next
stage of the Web's development have borne fruit, including the latest contender: Web
Hacking Election Maps with XML and MapServer
By day Simon St. Laurent plays editor of such recent books as Mapping Hacks and Web
Mapping Illustrated, but
at night he runs a weblog about his town's politics. His day job taught him a number
to hack political maps using XML and MapServer. In this article, Simon shows how he
America's red-blue political map in a new shade. If you want to see how mapping and
technologies are being used right now, check out O'Reilly's upcoming Where 2.0 Conference.
XML 2004: From the Exhibition Floor
Simon St. Laurent reports from the exhibition floor of the XML 2004 conference in
Reports from XML Europe 2003
The annual XML Europe Conference took place in London, May 2003. This article
collects together reports from XML.com writers Uche Ogbuji and Simon
Growing Ideas at XML 2001
The XML 2001 exposition featured a special "Incubator" zone, where young XML
companies exhibited their products. We checked out the encouraging array of new
Programming Web Services with XML-RPC
This excerpt from O'Reilly & Associates' recently published Programming Web Services
XML-RPC discusses using PHP to integrate two web applications into a
single interface. In the given example, the authors show how a technology news service
on RSS (RDF Site Summary) feeds was created.
XML Ain't What It Used To Be
Current XML development at the W3C threatens to obliterate the original promise
of XML by piling on too many features and obscuring what XML does best.
At the recent XML 2000 conference the XML Topic Maps (XTM) specification made an
impressive debut. Simon St. Laurent reviews the development and prospects of
XML 2000 Show Floor Review
New and interesting technologies from the show floor at XML 2000, including
Schemantix, Fourthought, Kinecta, Ontopia and Architag.
XML DevCon Fall 2000 Coverage
Collected coverage from XML.com of the XML DevCon Fall 2000 conference, held
November in San Jose.
XMLDevCon2000 Showfloor highlights
Simon St. Laurent uncovers a few gems on the XMLDevCon 2000 trade floor and
explains their relevance to developers. Discoveries include XML Spy 3.5, XML Authority
and <xml>Transport and <xsl>Composer.
Describing your Data: DTDs and XML Schemas
Are you confused about which XML schema syntax to use? Concerned that your XML
applications remain interoperable with future XML schema standards? Simon St. Laurent
us through the maze of XML schema languages, focusing on DTDs and XML Schemas.
On Display: XML Web Pages with Opera 4.0
In the second of our series examining XML display support in browsers, Simon
St. Laurent investigates how Opera 4 compares to Mozilla.
On Display: XML Web Pages with Mozilla
Widespread support for XML in browsers is finally on the horizon. In the first of
a series covering Mozilla, IE, and Opera, Simon St. Laurent looks at formatting XML
XML'99 Expo Update
The expo at XML'99 saw many vendors presenting their new XML technologies. Simon
St. Laurent takes a look at some of the most interesting and innovative products on
XML Standards Update
Simon St. Laurent analyzes the progress made by various industry consortia as
presented to the XML'99 conference Monday morning.
News From the Expo Floor
Reviewing the Expo Floor from XML DevCon 2000, we take a look at a couple of new
kids on the block: Numerator and XMLMATE.
XML: A Disruptive Technology
XML is placing increasingly heavy loads on the existing technical infrastructure
of the Internet. This article charts some of the pressure points, and speculates on
benefits of an XML-specific foundation to the Internet.
Browser XML Display Support Chart
An at-a-glance guide to the level of XML browsing support in Mozilla, Opera, and
On Display: XML Web Pages with Internet Explorer 5.x
Completing our survey of XML browsing support, we take a look at Microsoft's
Internet Explorer, and attempt to create a cross-browser XML document that works in
Opera, and MSIE.
XML With Style: eBooks and XSL-FOs
The XSL Formatting Objects specification has seen renewed activity recently.
Simon St. Laurent investigates applications of this and other styling technology at
Relax, and Take it Easy
Delegates to XTech 2000 on Wednesday were shown two technologies aimed at making
their lives easier: EasySAX, a Python XML processor, and RELAX, a simplified schema
When XML Gets Ugly
What are the security consequences for a Web full of XML? Co-chair David
Megginson used his keynote speech at XTech 2000 to focus on this issue.
Object Design becomes eXcelon Corp.
XML is here to stay: Object Design has renamed itself after its flagship XML
product, eXcelon. Simon St. Laurent reports on the name change and eXcelon Corp.'s
of XML products.