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.

Using the JMS API and XML in Content-Based Routing

2010-05-26T17:08:53+00:00 December 20th, 2003|Java, XML|

All Knowledge Management solutions face the challenge of putting the right information in front of the right people. It's possible to confront this challenge with the right technology. Todd Sundsted demonstrates how to use Java technology, the Java Message Service (JMS) API, and XML to build a messaging infrastructure that routes messages based on their content.

Grab Headlines From A Remote RSS File

2010-05-26T17:09:01+00:00 December 19th, 2003|XML|

In this article, Nick shows you how to retrieve syndicated content and convert it into headlines for your site. Since no official format for such feeds exists, aggregators are often faced with the difficulty of supporting multiple formats, so Nick also explains how to use XSL transformations to more easily deal with multiple syndication file formats.

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.

XML and How it Will Change the Web

2010-05-26T17:14:22+00:00 September 17th, 2003|XML|

If you listen to the current hype, XML sounds like a technological achievement on a par with sliced bread and the wheel. Beneath the hoopla, XML represents the next evolution in Web technology. In this article you can explore the basics of XML and find out how it will change the Web.

Practical XML with Linux, Part 1

2010-05-26T17:15:29+00:00 August 22nd, 2003|Linux, XML|

n March, I wrote an article (see Resources later in this article) about the Extensible Markup Language and its affinity to Linux and the Linux way of doing things. Due to overwhelming reader feedback, we have decided to schedule a series of follow-up articles. In this article and others to follow, I'll take a closer look at some of the practical things you can do with XML.