When
· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · September
· · · · 27 (2 entries)

Leatherlight · The early-morning sun this time of year slants through the pris­mat­ic win­dow be­side the front door and for the last cou­ple of days the in­ci­dent rain­bows have danced with the ver­ti­cal slats of the big old leather chair ...
 
Emacs, XML, Unicode · I was struck by Norm Walsh’s es­say Good­bye DTDs, in which he talks of go­ing to an all-RelaxNG en­vi­ron­men­t, no more DTDs. Within sec­onds of see­ing it I IM’d him ask­ing “What about spe­cial characters?” and he point­ed out that there would still be some en­ti­ty dec­la­ra­tions around. on­go­ing has a DTD too, but I’d rather it didn’t, so I de­cid­ed to see if I could wres­tle Emacs to the ground so I wouldn’t need one. Of pos­si­ble in­ter­est on­ly to the eleven peo­ple in the world who ed­it XML in Emacs and know what “i18n” stands for. [Up­dat­ed; skip to the end for a neato char-insertion func­tion.] ...
 
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