· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · September
· · · · 18 (3 entries)

nXML Oh My · I just went and got James Clark’s new nXML Emacs XML edit­ing mod­e. I poked around a bit, won­der­ing which XML pars­er and Re­laxNG en­gine he was us­ing, and wor­ry­ing how much trou­ble I’d have get­ting this run­ning and hooked in to my hand-compiled Emacs here on OS X. No, it’s not like that. There are 12,587 lines of elisp here ap­par­ent­ly im­ple­ment­ing a com­plete XML 1.0 pro­ces­sor and Re­laxNG val­i­da­tion en­gine. Words fail me.
Standards and Applications · There was this glow­ing sto­ry in In­foworld this morn­ing about Bill Gates mak­ing nice with some IBM lu­mi­nary to talk up the glo­ri­ous fu­ture of Web Ser­vices; the lead para closed with a re­sound­ing phrase about “Key Web ser­vices stan­dards and the re­sult­ing applications.” I was go­ing to write a cyn­i­cal note here about the yawn­ing gulf be­tween stan­dards (par­tic­u­lar­ly in Web ser­vices) and ap­pli­ca­tion­s, then I got busy and lost that brows­er win­dow. But, a bit of luck, and the mag­ic of news­feed tech­nol­o­gy, al­low me to bring you the low-down, check it out ...
What is Nasty? · Ques­tions Google an­swered by send­ing peo­ple to on­go­ing: What is a colophon? What is a names­pace? What is a web tag? What is a wife-beater? What is bi­na­ry search? What is char­ac­ter string? What is "DC" day? What is fer­men­ta­tion? What is ja­va lan­guages es­say? What is mea­sured num­ber­s? What is nasty? What is nat­u­ral lan­guage query? What is on­go­ing? What is peaw? What is pre­ci­sion and re­cal­l? What is Price Server? What is prod­uct man­age­men­t? What is refac­tor­ing soft­ware? What is rock­et sci­ence? What is se­man­tic­s? What is share­crop­ping? What is stax-volt? What is tex­t, re­al­ly? What is the antonym of kiosk? What is the best way for writ­ing bi­na­ry tree search? What is the dewey dec­i­mal call num­ber for Is­lam? What is the ex­ten­sion of a rd­dl doc­u­men­t? What is the fastest string ma­nip­u­la­tion lan­guage? What is the use of a book thought al­ice with­out pic­tures or con­ver­sa­tion? What is through­put? What is trib­al­is­m? What is uni­code? What is wi-fi? What is XML API tech­nol­o­gy? What is xml rpc REST?
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