XML Schemas - WebReference Update - 011022 | WebReference

XML Schemas - WebReference Update - 011022

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This week we look at the wonderful world of XML and XSLT. Clean data and presentation separation can ultimately mean the difference between order and chaos for larger Web sites. In other news weblogs are in the news again, are they what users prefer? A Mozilla 1.0 roadmap, and Web-based apps top developers to-do list.

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New this week on WebReference.com and the Web:

1. FEATURE: Professional XML Schemas: Elements and Attributes 2. BOOK EXCERPT: Inside XSLT: Wrap-Up 3. OTHER VOICES: * A Closer Look at Weblogs * The Mozilla 1.0 Manifesto * The Trouble with EM 'n EN * XHTML - An Introduction * A Smarter Web 4. NET NEWS: * Web-Based Apps Top Developers To-Do List * Digital Preservation * The Next Browser War

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. FEATURE: Professional XML Schemas: Elements and Attributes

Fundamental to the process of building up XML Schemas is the declaration of Elements and Attributes. Part 2 of our series of excerpts from Professional XML Schemas shows you how to define both, as well as nail down your allowed data by applying occurrence and value constraints. From Wrox Press.


Part I: Basic syntax.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. BOOK EXCERPT: Inside XSLT: Wrap-Up

We conclude our series of excerpts from the New Riders publication, Inside XSLT. Learn how XSLT stylesheets can be simplified, embedded, included, and imported; and also discover the differences in stylesheet handling within Microsoft's Internet Explorer.


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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. OTHER VOICES: A Closer Look at Weblogs, The Mozilla 1.0 Manifesto, The Trouble with EM 'n EN, XHTML - An Introduction A Smarter Web

>A Closer Look at Weblogs

A summary of what's out there in blogland. http://www.llrx.com/columns/notes46.htm LLRX.com, Oct. 15, 2001

>The Mozilla 1.0 Manifesto

Brendan Eich has written a a roadmap to the first major-revision- number milestone release of the Mozilla browser. In short, squash those bugs. http://www.mozilla.org/roadmap/mozilla-1.0.html Mozilla.org, Oct. 17, 2001

>The Trouble with EM 'n EN

More than you ever wanted to know about dashes, spaces, curly quotes, and other vagaries of online typography. http://www.alistapart.com/stories/emen/ A List Apart, Oct. 19, 2001

>XHTML - An Introduction

Tighten up your markup with XHTML. http://www.webmasterbase.com/article/590 Webmasterbase, Oct. 19, 2001

>A Smarter Web

Even though things are heating up in research labs, the Semantic Web as envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee is hampered by social and technical challenges that some critics say may never be solved. But that's not stopping the W3C and other organizations from trying. http://www.techreview.com/magazine/nov01/frauenfelder.asp MIT Technology Review, Oct. 22, 2001

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. NET NEWS: Web-Based Apps Top Developers To-Do List, Digital Preservation, The Next Browser War

>Web-Based Apps Top Developers To-Do List

What are software developers thinking about these days? According to the Evans Data North American Developer Survey, software developers say the Internet/Web is the number one applications target, edging out client-server and desktop application development. http://www.internetnews.com/asp-news/article/0,,3411_908481,00.html Internetnews.com, Oct. 22, 2001

>Digital Preservation

Increasingly, the record of our civilization is becoming digital, from census data to family photos. But rapid changes in computers and software could render this data unreadable. http://www.techreview.com/magazine/oct01/innovation5.asp MIT Technology Review, Oct. 22, 2001

>The Next Browser War

Software for wireless devices may be the next Web battlefield. http://www.business2.com/articles/web/0,1653,18018,FF.html Business 2.0, Oct. 19, 2001

That's it for this week, see you next time.

Andrew King Newsletter Editor, WebReference.com aking@internet.com

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