As more developers learn and experiment with XML, many have become interested in using stylesheets to publish and manage Web sites. In this article, Benoit Marchal provides step-by-step instructions to get you started. He shows how to organize your project in source, rules (stylesheets), and publishing directories.
SOAP, the Simple Object Access Protocol, is an evolving W3C standard. Developed by IBM, Microsoft, DevelopMentor, and UserLand Software for the exchange of information over a network, SOAP stands at the point where three technologies -- Remote Procedure Call (RPC), XML, and Web applications -- are converging.
In this tip, Benoit Marchal discusses a pragmatic approach to Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Until the SVG viewer becomes as ubiquitous as the Macromedia Flash player, it will be difficult to incorporate SVG images directly into a Web site. In the meantime, Web developers benefit from generating JPEGs and other bitmaps through SVG. SVG is especially helpful because it is pure XML.
This tip demonstrates how to convert HTML documents to XML (or more specifically, XHTML) with a simple, open source tool, HTML Tidy. This conversion is useful for webmasters who are migrating to XML. It can also help XML converts who have to interface with legacy HTML tools.