Jun 8 2010

XML + YAML = iTunes XML

Definitions: XML: eXtensible Markup Language XML is the lingua franca of data transfer used in almost every situation that a computer geek can think of. It was designed to be both a human and machine readable format and does the job quite nicely. An example of XML is as follows: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?> <root> <element […]

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Apr 16 2009

Why there is no such thing as ‘knowing XML’

In many and various job postings/applications there is a little bullet point that says Requires knowledge of XML As far as I am concerned, if you can spell ‘x’ ‘m’ ‘l’ you know it. This isn’t really the case of course, to know XML you need to know the following: Well-formed-ness Valid Well-formed XML contains […]

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Mar 13 2009

XML/XSLT and Extensibility

Continuing my thread of CMS investigations – I am currently searching for a CMS that will do what I want to do. Part of the problem is that I have worked with far too many CMS products which are great for client sites, but not so much for my itty-bitty site. Yes, the argument could […]

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