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Namespaces: Obfuscating Xml for fun and profit

One reason Xml is hated by many is namespaces. While the concept is incredibly useful and powerful, the implementation, imho, is a prime example of over-engineered flexibility: It's so flexible that you can express the same document in a number … Continue reading

February 22, 2011 geek, rant , , ,

A case for XML

XML gets maligned a lot. It’s enterprisey, bloated, overly complex, etc. And the abuses visited upon it, like trying to express flow control or whole DSLs in it or being proposed as some sort of panacea for all interop problems … Continue reading

December 10, 2007 geek, rant , , ,

Emacs, Nxml-Mode and Unicode

I’ve run into this too many times and fixed just as many.. grr. And i always forget.. Time to write it down. I use James Clark’s excellent nxml-mode to edit pretty much anything that’s vaguely XML, i.e. i usually convert … Continue reading

February 17, 2005 geek ,