Links Related To XML

2002 May 28 Concurrent Markup for XML Documents
How to create overlapping hierarchies, which is something I often run into when building Ftrain. I know you don't care, not one bit. But I need overlapping hierarchies.»
Jun 4 XML.com: Standard Data Vocabularies Unquestionably Harmful [May. 29, 2002]
Walter Perry gets upset about standard data vocabularies.»
Jul 11 eclectic : Closer to a fork?
Detailed, informative, amusing weblog based on the fuss and budgetry on the XML-DEV mailing list.»
Aug 29 LEO - a Literate Editor with Outline
A very-unique and clever text editor, written in Python, for editing nested hierarchies of content, then turning them into things.»
Aug 31 On Lisa Rein's Radar
I remember, in 1998, being so impressed with something Lisa Rein wrote for XML.com about XML and Vector Graphics that I wrote a fan letter to the people at XML.com to let them know. I'm embarrassed about that now. Anyway, via serindipitous clicking, I just found that she not only has a long list of published articles about XML, but she also has a weblog and writes songs about intellectual property issues. And other topics. I listened to two songs: one was folksy; another was straight-ahead rock. She sings with a slightly-growly voice that reminds me of Concrete Blonde. It's pleasing to see people who have the technical impulse and the creative impulse in conjunction. Now Edd Dumbill needs to start a band called Gandalf's Pikestaff. And how long before Kendall Grant Clark is covering Van Morrison?»
XSH - XML Editing Shell
A shell, ala BASH, for editing XML. To add an @id to every title in your document, you could write: foreach //chapter/title { add attribute "id='t$i'" into .; $i=$i+1 }. Sweet.»
2003 Apr 21 XML Pipeline Definition Language Version 1.0
Great Caesar's ghost, a new standard--and from the World Wide Web Consortium! This one is XML related and pretty good; it doesn't really touch webloggers, so there won't be the moronic hooting there was over RSS, but it does actually gets in the same territory as Cocoon and Ant, that is, the definition of series of transformations of XML documents into other documents using a set of rules.»
Nov 4 The XML Book Business
...is in trouble. By Kendall Grant Clark.»
2004 Mar 31 Hydra is a 3D XML Viewer




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10 Timeframes. (June 20)

Facebook and Instagram: When Your Favorite App Sells Out. (April 10)

Why I Am Leaving the People of the Red Valley. (April 7)

Welcome to the Company. (September 21)

“Facebook and the Epiphanator: An End to Endings?”. Forgot to tell you about this. (July 20)

“The Age of Mechanical Reproduction”. An essay for TheMorningNews.org. (July 11)

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Reading Tonight. Reading! (May 25)

Recorded Entertainment #2, by Paul Ford. (May 18)

Recorded Entertainment #1, by Paul Ford. (May 17)

Nanolaw with Daughter. Why privacy mattered. (May 16)

0h30m w/Photoshop, by Paul Ford. It's immediately clear to me now that I'm writing again that I need to come up with some new forms in order to have fun here—so that I can get a rhythm and know what I'm doing. One thing that works for me are time limits; pencils up, pencils down. So: Fridays, write for 30 minutes; edit for 20 minutes max; and go whip up some images if necessary, like the big crappy hand below that's all meaningful and evocative because it's retro and zoomed-in. Post it, and leave it alone. Can I do that every Friday? Yes! Will I? Maybe! But I crave that simple continuity. For today, for absolutely no reason other than that it came unbidden into my brain, the subject will be Photoshop. (Do we have a process? We have a process. It is 11:39 and...) (May 13)

That Shaggy Feeling. Soon, orphans. (May 12)

Antilunchism, by Paul Ford. Snack trams. (May 11)

Tickler File Forever, by Paul Ford. I'll have no one to blame but future me. (May 10)

Time's Inverted Index, by Paul Ford. (1) When robots write history we can get in trouble with our past selves. (2) Search-generated, "false" chrestomathies and the historical fallacy. (May 9)

Bantha Tracks. (May 5)

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