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07. April 2005

LeXML Schema
@ 11:57:16

Just as a reminder for me to talk about later on:
Ziel der Arbeitsgruppe ist die Erarbeitung eines Datenstrukturmodelle für rechtsetzende Daten von Bund, Kantonen und Gemeinden. Als Resultat liegt ein XML Schema vor.

CHLexML ist eine Arbeitsgruppe des Schweizerischen Vereins für Rechtsinformatik (SVRI). Das XML Schema wird im Rahmen von eCH normalisiert.
Inbetween You might want to look at the schema already [1].

[1] http://www.chlexml.ch

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07. February 2005

KABLOG - enhanced mobile blogging
@ 14:53:49

Amazing... KABLOG [1] is offering variuos front-ends for mobile phones which make mobile blogging easier:
KABLOG is a tool for mobile phones and PDAs that allows you to post photos and blog entries to blog servers and services such as TypePad, Movable Type, Blogger, B2, Blog-City, UserLand (Radio), Roller, SnipSnap, and other blog servers that support either the simple blogger xmlrpc interface or the extended metaWeblog interface. In addition, KABLOG provides extended support for posting entries to TypePad/Movable Type.
As far as I can see, it also works with images.

[1] http://www.kablog.org

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25. November 2004

Atom enabled Weblog in PHP
@ 18:05:31

Yoan Blanc has worked out a fully functional Atom based weblog tool [1].
This project is a school essay about dealing with atom format, HTTP request and XSL transformation.
The code is available under the GPL license. Let's hope this will ignite some further implementations.

Yoan also has a short presentation available [2].

[1] http://atom.dosimple.ch
[2] http://atom.dosimple.ch/docs/pres/

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19. November 2004

SVG Wiki Witheboard
@ 15:12:24

Danny Ayers has some news on his earlier work [1] done on a graphical whiteboard heading towards an SVG Wiki [1]. The file only worked in IE on my machine. But the result is amazing; you can choose colors, shapes, operators and the like and also delete the paths later on. Very nice. I'd like to have that feature in my blog as well. Maybe there is a rainy weekend ahead soon ;)

[1] http://www.xml.com/lpt/a/2003/11/19/svgwiki.html
[2] http://dannyayers.com/archives/2004/06/08/svg-wikiwhiteboard-new-code/

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05. November 2004

Bitflux is hiring
@ 10:09:49

chregu [1] of Bitflux GmbH is looking for a developer with strong skills in XSLT and PHP. Bitflux has strong competences in realizing custom client projects while mostly using their own Bitflux CMS (BxCMS). An other interesting product is their Bitflux Editor, a Wysiwyg XML Editor. Most if not all of their tools are Open Source.

[1] http://blog.bitflux.ch/archive/work-at-bitflux.html

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21. October 2004

Do You gregaire?
@ 22:18:25

By Jean-Marc König:
gregaire is a flexible web based RSS-aggregator written in PHP 5. It uses a database like MySQL or SQLite to store its data. The user interface is written in standards compliant XHTML, CSS and Javascript (DOM). Thanks to SQLite you should be able to install gregaire on any webspace on earth, supposed the webserver runs with PHP5. gregaire is open source software released under the GNU LGPL license.
More about it [1].

[1] http://www.gregaire.com

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18. October 2004

Lockdown in sector 4
@ 14:51:28

While trying to login to Gmail I got a lockdown message, which is actually not yet to be documented [1] as far as I can see:
Our system indicates unusual usage of your account. In order to protect Gmail users from potentially harmful use of Gmail, this account has been disabled for up to 24 hours.

If you are using any third party software that interacts with your Gmail account, please disable it or adjust it so that its use complies with the Gmail Terms of Use. If you feel that you have been using your Gmail account according to the Terms of Use or otherwise normally, please contact us to report this problem.
It is only a guess but the "unusal usage" might be related with my Gmail atom feed tryouts [2]. Any ideas?

[1] http://gmail.google.com/gmail/help/terms_of_use.html
[2] http://circle.ch/blog/p1531.html

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07. October 2004

Gmail with Atom feed
@ 23:38:56

Gmail added some Atom feed support [1].

Update: Proxying the feed [2].

[1] http://gmail.google.com/gmail/feed/atom
[2] http://jonasgalvez.com/blog/2004-10/gmail-atom-proxy

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08. September 2004

del.icio.us - plugins and conversions
@ 08:50:07

The del.icio.us plugin for Mozilla [1] is gorgeous. A click here and some text there and the link in question has been added to the social bookmarks manager.

As quite a bit a fan of the brainstorming tool freemind I am pleased to read that someone implemented a del.icio.us to freemind conversion [2]. The python script basically grabs the del.icio.us links and transforms them into the appropriate freemind XML format. Maybe kind of related is extisp.icio.us [3].

[1] http://delicious.mozdev.org
[2] http://www.brownhen.com/delicious_mind/source.html
[3] http://blog.var.cc/extispicious.html

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15. August 2004

Designing labels with SVG and convert them to PDF with PHP
@ 13:36:20

Alan Knowles [1] described the process of designing labels with SVG and the conversion to PDF with PHP last December. There he points to an SVG editor called Sodipodi [2]. Inkscape [3] is yet another SVG editor running on various platforms [3]. Designing labes with SVG seems a reasonable approach. As Alan states correctly, the
FPDF [http://fpdf.org ] is quite a nice library for creating PDFs, however, the thought of hardcoding up all the locations in PHP, for all the text on both applications horrified me.
That is how we implemented our label printing system for LOTS 2004. Positioning a few lines of text and an image is easily done with FDPF for "design once, use many" labels.

[1] http://blog.akbkhome.com/blog/archives/26_PHP_SVG_and_PDFs.html
[2] http://www.sodipodi.com
[3] http://www.circle.ch/blog/p1396.html

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12. August 2004

Get Atom feed statistics via FeedBurner
@ 21:25:18

FeedBurner is currently running as a "pre-alpha" platform providing variuos tweaks on your feeds. FeedBurner e.g. turns your Atom feed into RSS, reports statistics or provides services such as the "Mobile Filter":
Mobile Filter

Strips feed to essential items for browsing on mobile feed readers

Purpose
Optimize your feed for mobile devices. Mobile Filter puts your content on a crash diet.

Feed Effect
Creates a summary version of your feed and removes extra information that is only useful to desktop feed readers, shortening feed download size/time/cost over wireless networks.
Thanks to Matt Shobe [2] for giving me good reasons to move from Atom 0.2 to 0.3 ;-)

[1] http://www.feedburner.com
[2] http://www.burningdoor.com/matt/archives/000666.html

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29. June 2004

JSR-170 Content Repository for Java technology API
@ 21:47:14

Got an interesting link added by "anonymous" in my JSR-170 Content Repository for Java technology API wiki page. It points to an online demo provided by Day Software Inc. Day's CTO David Nuescheler himself is pretty active (Specification Lead) regarding JSR-170 [3] though ;-)

[1] http://www.circle.ch/wiki/JSR-170
[2] http://jsr170tools.day.com
[3] http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=170

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02. June 2004

PEAR XML_FOAF package
@ 22:25:09

Daniel O'Conner [1] pointed out in a comment [2] on this blog, that PEAR now has a FOAF package to offer [3].

[1] http://my.opera.com/CloCkWeRX/journal/39
[2] http://www.circle.ch/blog/p909.html
[3] http://pear.php.net/package/XML_FOAF/

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26. May 2004

RSS Reader for MIDlet capabale handhelds
@ 08:30:25

The RSS Reader MIDlet [1] is an RSS feed reader for handhelds - such as SonyEricsson T610, Nokia 7210 et. al. - that can run Java MIDlets (J2ME). It uses RMS (persistent storage) for offline reading. It is MIDP 1.0 CLDC 1.0 compliant, and requires about 256 kb of memory to work well.

[1] http://www.brothas.net/rssr/

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06. April 2004

Personal WAP Gateway on Windows
@ 18:53:54

Sveasoft has a WAP Gateway which runs as service on a Windows machine [1]. You can download a trial version which only adds a 'Sveasoft' link to each page.

[1] http://www.sveasoft.com/modules.php?name=Products

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27. March 2004

Inkscape - Open Source SVG Editor
@ 18:03:07

Quite often I come across search results in Google, that I would not have found or even searched for, for what ever reason; so today I "found" an Open Source Scalable Vector Graphics Editor called Inkscape. It already runs in X on the iBook and there are also other binaries available [1]. The project is very well documented [2].

[1] http://inkscape.sourceforge.net
[2] http://inkscape.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl

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20. March 2004

Ganttproject - Open source project management
@ 16:46:31

Ganttproject [1] is a project management tool written in Java. This enables crossplatform compatibility and eliminates such arguments for not choosing that tool; The project and user information is stored in XML files which offers all the possibilities to transform that data in any other convenient format such as PDF or XHTML. If your werbserver has web_dav enabled, you can directly manipulate project files on the sever and work as a group on the same sources. As far as I can see, a version control is missing and I guess that this could alternatively implemented on the server side with a simple backup or a revision control system.

[1] http://ganttproject.sourceforge.net

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09. March 2004

Zulu - a website assembler
@ 23:33:26

The Zulu [1] web generator implementation consists of an Excel table and some Visual Basic code. The layout and structure of the website is adjusted by editing the Excel table. Zulu's main idea is the separation of layout, structure and content of a website. By processing them the Zulu web generator creates static websites which can be sent to the web server.

[1] http://www.positron.ch/zulu

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08. March 2004

FOAF - Trust and Reputation
@ 01:03:22

Today I found the Trust and Reputation project homepage for FOAF [1]. You can now upload your FOAF file and rate the people you know resp. the ones you have listed in your file. There is a perl script to convert your addressbook to a textfile for an easier conversion to add to the FOAF file [1]. Give it a go and build your own Orkut; at least I could imagine some nice applications. I just had a random thought about a single sign-on management for online services. According to the trust given, my friends could be able or not to post to a certain blog, a calendar, a newsletter or what so ever... Just a thought to reawaken my crosspost idea ;)

[1] http://trust.mindswap.org/trustProject.shtml
[2] http://trust.mindswap.org/abScript.shtml

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26. February 2004

Mozilla indicates Creative Commons license
@ 14:16:59

mozCC is an extension for Mozilla-based browsers, which provides a convenient way to examine and indicate Creative Commons licenses embedded in web pages. Depending on the embedded RDF, the respective icons show up in the status bar of the browser.

mozcc

You may find RDF examples of the different license types at creativecommons.org [2]. Currently I have only one RDF license output per page. But of course you can add one per-post and assign: dc:title="$title", dc:identifier="$postURI", dc:subject="$category", dc:description="$description", dc:creator="$author" and dc:date="$date" as well [3].

[1] http://www.yergler.net/projects/mozcc/
[2] http://creativecommons.org/technology/licenseoutput
[3] http://tecfa.unige.ch/perso/staf/nova/blog/archives/000674.html

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Sleepycat DB XML 1.2.1 with PHP API
@ 13:40:50

The new DB XML offers now a PHP API:
Sleepycat Software is pleased to announce the release of Berkeley DB XML
version 1.2.1! DB XML 1.2.1 is a maintenance/bug fix release.

New Features

A PHP API has been added to the distribution. This is a
preliminary release of this functionality. For details please
see the src/php4/README file contained in the distribution.

[1] http://www.merrells.com/john/dbxml/archives/cat_release_history.html#000229

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12. February 2004

Supersonic tour of Apache Cocoon
@ 11:21:44

Bertrand Delacrétaz is holding a workshop about Apache Cocoon at LOTS next Wednesday [1]. There are still some seats free; so please feel free to join in ;-)

[1] http://www.lots.ch/Supersonic_Tour_of_Apache_Cocoon.html

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Firefox RSS reader for Atom feeds
@ 00:00:04

The Firefox compatible RSS reader plug-in [1] does already handle Atom feeds.
The feeds are being handled as conventional bookmarks. By pressing View>Siedbar>RSS Reader one will get a list of channels and in a lower window a separate list of item titels. The best part is the overview of the aggregated post. One can apply a custom CSS to it.

[1] http://fls.moo.jp/moz/rssreader.html

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04. November 2003

PHP-GTK Atom feed reader
@ 10:43:20

Radical Reader for RSS (R3R) is a reader for RSS, ESF and Atom feeds [1]. It will retrieve feeds and display the items in a convenient list view. The reader is written in PHP-GTK [2].

[1] http://movieplace.freeyellow.com/prog/r3r/
[2] http://gtk.php.net

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31. October 2003

Revision Control on Blog Entries
@ 23:22:58

Mark Pilgrim has revision control on his blog entries [1]. This is a feature that is already known for wikis but for blogs I have seen it the first time. Recently I was considering adding a feature to prevent the RSS feed from being updated on minor changes like from "teh" to "the" etc. Since the RSS is generated on the fly such changes will be interpreted by most aggregators as a new post or at least being read again.

Having revision control would have positive side effects for on the fly RSS generators as used in most blog engines as one could only respect the initial version to be used to feed.

Oh, and Mark just inspires me to another anti-spam method. If you read his archives you will notice "This discussion has been closed. Thanks to all who participated." at the end of an entry. Well, I do not know how Mark has implemented it but imagine having a feedback-window e.g. for seven days only and afterwards, comments, trackbacks and pingbacks would no longer be possible. It is not a perfect solution at all but just a thought. ;-)

[1] http://diveintomark.org/cgi-bin/history.cgi?id=2824

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19. October 2003

Collaborative Events handling with a Wiki
@ 00:13:19

There is that Calendar plugin for WikkiTikkiTavi that I found today and it took not for long to implement it. The Calendar has been Written by StephanUhlmann. It draws the next few months in multiple tables within a single WikiPage. While tuning it to fit to my needs I had a refreshing chat with ElkeEngel about blogs and wikis and the fusion of them. Actually she is working on a thesis for her diploma work.

Just some days ago I spotted the site upcoming.org, which is dealing with collaborative event calendars. Its intention is to let people register events in the future. Most of the blogger are used to have archived blog posts, sometimes also displayed in a calendar-looking-like manner. But if I look at a calendar, it is mostly to look forward, not into the past.

So I had the idea to extend that Calendar with an RSS export function to make those upcoming events available in a common format [1]. There are still multiple RSS feeds around for this blog here, to be precise; one for each category. This is probably a feature not used by many of you out there. But what could make sense is to merge the past and upcoming posts/events into one feed. Maybe giving a marker depending on the current date, saying past or upcoming. Would the AtomFeed be able to deal with it? Just a thought...

[1] http://www.circle.ch/wiki/?page=WikiAgenda (see RSS)

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14. October 2003

aggreg8 - reading RSS in mozilla
@ 09:27:50

aggreg8 [1] is a Mozilla plug-in. The RSS feed reader runs in a separate window or in a Mozilla tab. It is a real light-weight tool, offering all needed to show, what RSS is good for.

Update: Forgot to add the "via" [2] ;-)

[1] http://www.aggreg8.net/Documentation/installationguide.php
[2] http://www.lights.com/weblogs/rss.html

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20. September 2003

Chaperon - structured text to XML conversion
@ 10:20:22

Stephan Michels describes Chaperon [1] as a project that converts structured text to XML. The project contains two ANT tasks to create the parse table and to parse text documents. There are also Generator/Transformer componenets for Apache Cocoon 2.

[1] http://chaperon.sourceforge.net

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18. September 2003

Syncato - weblog based on Python and Berkeley DB XML
@ 13:23:05

Using XPath to handle your blog? Well, Syncato [1] does it:
OK, it took a little longer then I expected, but I think Syncato is finally usable. In case you missed it, Syncato is the new Weblog system that runs this site now. It is written in Python and uses Sleepycat Berkeley DB XML.
[1] http://www.xmldatabases.org/WK/blog/262?t=item

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16. September 2003

PECL Tidy extension for Windows
@ 00:36:19

Frank Kromann [1] was kind enough to build the Tidy PECL extension [2] for PHP. He will make the dll available online with the next build cycle. The first step into Tidy used via PHP could be the following:
<?php
// 1. http://kromann.info/php4-pear/php_tidy.dll
// 2. libtidy.dll to c:\winnt\system32; get it from http://htmltrim.sf.net
// 3. php.ini: extension=php_tidy.dll
// 4. Start with:
// - http://cvs.php.net/cvs.php/pecl/tidy/tests
// - http://coggeshall.org/show_source.php?filename=cleanhtml.php

print_r(get_extension_funcs('tidy'));
?>
This produces the currently available functions in this extension:
Array
(
 [0] => tidy_create
 [1] => tidy_setopt
 [2] => tidy_getopt
 [3] => tidy_parse_string
 [4] => tidy_parse_file
 [5] => tidy_get_output
 [6] => tidy_get_error_buffer
 [7] => tidy_clean_repair
 [8] => tidy_diagnose
 [9] => tidy_get_release
 [10] => tidy_get_status
 [11] => tidy_get_html_ver
 [12] => tidy_is_xhtml
 [13] => tidy_is_xml
 [14] => tidy_error_count
 [15] => tidy_warning_count
 [16] => tidy_access_count
 [17] => tidy_config_count
 [18] => tidy_load_config
 [19] => tidy_load_config_enc
 [20] => tidy_set_encoding
 [21] => tidy_save_config
)
Credits to John [3] for implementing Tidy.

[1] http://kromann.info/pear-pecl.php
[2] http://pear.php.net/package-info.php?package=tidy
[3] http://coggeshall.org

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04. September 2003

ChangeLog to RSS converter
@ 08:58:00

L. M. Orchard took Jonathan Blandfords [1] ChangeLog parser written in Python and added functionality to generate an RSS from a ChangeLog [2]. Very cool indeed; I just discussed that with a couple of friends recently and proposed as well to look out for a MailMan to RSS converter. Yet here I found one [3].

[1] http://people.redhat.com/jrb/
[2] http://www.decafbad.com/blog/tech/cl_to_rss.html
[3] http://taint.org/mmrss/

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05. August 2003

PostgreSQL and XML
@ 07:56:35

[via www.whump.com ] Tom Dyson outlines how PostgreSQL can be used with XPath functions which represent the most complete XML support for RDBMS [1].

[1] http://www.throwingbeans.org/tech/postgresql_and_xml.html

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08. May 2003

Using XUL go for PHP-GTK applications
@ 10:25:29

Harry Fuecks [1] does quite some innovation; he came up with the transformation from XUL [2] to PHP-GTK [3].

[1] http://www.phppatterns.com/index.php/article/articleview/48/1/2/
[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/cover/xul.html
[3] http://gtk.php.net

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07. May 2003

XmlWriter: Generating XML from PHP
@ 09:18:29

Simon [1] came up with an adaption of the Python xmlwriter in PHP. If you have wddx, you could probably be satisfied with that result too.
01 <?php
02 $array = array(
03 array('monkey', 'banana', 'Jim'),
04 array('hamster', 'apples', 'Kola'),
05 array('turtle', 'beans', 'Berty'),
06 );
07 header("Content-type: text/xml");
08 $packet_id = wddx_packet_start("zoo" );
09 wddx_add_vars($packet_id, "array");
10 echo $xml = wddx_packet_end($packet_id);
11 ?>

[1] http://simon.incutio.com/archive/2003/04/29/xmlWriter

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06. May 2003

Generating Word documents using XSLT
@ 18:53:06

With Word 2003 one will be able to handle XML structured content, such as "Word documents now may be queried using XPath or XQuery" as read at Oleg Tkachenko's Blog [1].

[1] http://www.tkachenko.com/blog/archives/000024.html

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05. May 2003

Postfincance XML Tool
@ 21:16:35

Luc de Louw has plans [1] for an implementaion of a tool to digest and archiving XML-Reports from the Swiss Postfinance [2][3].
Dieses Projekt ist für Inhaber eines Postkontos gedacht, welche die neu angebotenen XML-Kontoauszüge etc. archivieren und verwalten möchten. Es wurde noch kein Code veröffentlicht. Zur Zeit wird ein Plan ausgearbeitet, welche Features wie implementiert werden sollen.

[1] http://www.delouw.ch/linux/post/postfinanceXML_Datenfluss.pdf
[2] http://www.delouw.ch/linux/post/
[3] http://www.postfinance.ch

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25. April 2003

Finding friends with XML and RDF
@ 19:31:30

Finding friends with XML and RDF is not new but rising while weblogs get spread around. Edd Dumbill wrote an article [1] in June 2002. You can use that form [2] to produce your own FOAF.

[Update] Edd Dumbill has also an interesting page on FOAF [3].

[1] http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-foaf.html
[2] http://www.ldodds.com/foaf/foaf-a-matic.html
[3] http://usefulinc.com/foaf

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23. April 2003

Mozile - Mozilla Inline Editor
@ 09:26:20

Mozile or Mozilla Inline Editor is an in-browser, context-sensitive, XHTML editor that allows a user to edit all or just specific editable sections of any XHTML page from the comfort of his own browser. It can act as the client-side of a content-editing system or as a self-contained "web word processor" [1].

[1] http://mozile.mozdev.org/

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04. April 2003

PPT2XML conversion II
@ 08:24:00

Having mentioned the conversion of Powerpoint Slides to XML yesterday, I forgot to metion this one [1]. I kind of like that idea. Here a small summary:
The idea is that we use the Windows Media Player 9 Windows Media File Editor to generate an XML file that describes the events in a Windows Streaming Media File.

We then perform the following transformations on the XML file

1. Convert from UTF-16 to UTF-8 so that we can use regular unix tools
2. Convert absolute slide flip pathnames to relative pathnames
3. Add markers for each slide flip so that we can navigate
4. Adjust the markers so that the title of each marker will be the title of the slide

We then take the resulting file and update the file


[1] http://www.gigascale.org/video/ppt/pptindex/README.htm

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03. April 2003

PPT2XML conversion
@ 20:09:40

While googleling for a ppt2xml solution I came across this presentation by the Frauenhofer Institute [1] being held at a conference on behalf of XML Clearinghouses, Germany [2].

Someone told me, he was currently working on a Powerpointpresentation with included audio files and this is going to be burned on CD-ROM. That is ok as long as it is dedicated to a single OS, but Microsoft [3] does not offer a simple solution to make it crossplatform compatible. So one way is to make an export to quicktime, but the quality is rather low, I was told; also realmedia could be a way [4]. There is also a tool called "Fixlinks" [5] that might help, but it is not free. Another approach could be to convert all that stuff to XML. I have not a clue how this could be done. Need to read that paper first.

[1] http://141.20.27.87/webportal/ch-veranstaltungen/kolloquium_single.php?eventId=3
[2] http://141.20.27.87/webportal/ch-veranstaltungen/
[3] http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;297467
[4] http://www.seecforum.unisa.edu.au/SETE2000/PresPrep/PresPrep.htm
[5] http://www.rdpslides.com/pptools/FAQ00035.htm

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27. March 2003

MozCE 0.3 Standards-based contentEditable in Mozilla
@ 00:53:40

MozCE's [1] Goal for the next release V0.4 are:
Finish off structured text editing:

* round out applying inline CSS to text, addressing issues like CSS synonyms
* finish off handling of display to cover "list" and "table" settings
* use name spaces properly so XML docs as are easy to edit as HTML docs

And of course, each release does and will neaten implementation.

[1] http://www.playsophy.com/Wrap/mozce.html

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18. March 2003

authentic to handle XML documents
@ 23:58:12

authentic 5 Desktop Edition [1] is a standards-based, browser enabled document editor that allows business users to seamlessly capture ideas and information directly into an XML format, which are saved to any content management system, database, or XML repository, for later retrieval or transformation - unlocking corporate knowledge.

It has as well templates for handling docbook documents; isn't that what we are looking for too? Their site direct also to additional components, such as databases or processors [2].

[1] http://www.altova.com/download_authentic.html
[2] http://www.xmlspy.com/download_components.html

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14. March 2003

Bitflux CMS is said to run on Windws
@ 17:45:41

Bitflux CMS is said to run on Windows now [1]. It seems that Christian Stocker took out his Dell machine again - since he is now on Mac - and hacked what was nescessary.

[1] http://blog.bitflux.ch/p299.html

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04. March 2003

xmlSiteMaker using PHP and XSLT
@ 12:33:18

xmlSiteMaker [1] is a site building framework using PHP and XSLT technology. One might consider also popoon [2][3].

[1] http://xml-sm.phplab.net/en
[2] http://bitflux.ch/developer/cms/popoon.html
[3] http://chregu.tv/popoon/pres/

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17. February 2003

XPDL - XML Processing Description Language
@ 16:35:01

XPDL is an XML Processing Description Language; it simplifies the management of document sets and makes document processing more reliable. By creating descriptions for classes of documents, rather than relying on documents to link to processing descriptions themselves, XPDL makes it possible to move beyond the monolithic model presented by DTDs today and to add new resources, like schemas, style sheets, and processing information to the concept of a document class [1].

An application using XPDL is the "Business Process Navigator 2" by obinary.com [2].

[1] http://www.simonstl.com/projects/xpdl/
[2] http://www.obinary.com/page/bpn_en

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XML-based Presentation Tools
@ 13:38:55

There is a list of available XML-based presenatation tools on mulberrytech.com [1]. I think there is at least one framework missing [2].

[1] http://www.mulberrytech.com/walkthewalk.html
[2] http://bitflux.ch/slideml/

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03. February 2003

Bitflux Editor Howto Part I
@ 10:15:30

Christian Stocker just posted a Howto for their Bitflux Editor [1] to the list [2].

[Update] Bitflux CMS runs now also on Oracle 8.1.7 [3].

[1] http://www.bitfluxeditor.org
[2] http://lists.bitflux.ch/pipermail/bx-editor-dev/2003-February/000224.html
[3] http://lists.bitflux.ch/pipermail/bitflux-cms/2003-February/000281.html

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27. January 2003

YAWC - converting Word to Docbook
@ 11:05:09

YAWC is a plug-in for Microsoft Word that enables conversion of documents into XML and HTML [1]. There is a limited free version available. YAWC Lite exports Word according to the Simplified Docbook by Norman Walsh [2].
The University of Geneva does something similar for Framemaker [3].

[1] http://www.yawcpro.com
[2] http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/simple/
[3] http://tecfa.unige.ch/guides/xml/frame-sgml/sdocbook/

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