/Benoit Marchal

About Benoit Marchal

Benoit Marchal is a Belgian consultant. He is the author of XML by Example and other XML books. Benoit is available to help you with XML projects. You can contact him at bmarchal@pineapplesoft.com or through his personal site at marchal.com.

Working XML: Fundamentals of Web publishing with XML

2010-05-26T16:59:50+00:00 June 28th, 2004|XML|

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.

Better SOAP Interfaces With Header Elements

2010-05-26T17:06:29+00:00 January 26th, 2004|XML|

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.

Create JPEGs Automatically With SVG

2010-05-26T17:08:35+00:00 December 22nd, 2003|XML|

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.

Tip: Convert from HTML to XML with HTML Tidy

2010-05-26T17:09:46+00:00 December 16th, 2003|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.