Category Archives: XML/XSLT

The Ultimate RSS Toolbox: 120+ RSS Resources

“Never again will mankind have to look for RSS info in more than one place…ok, we\'re kidding, but we\'ve aimed to create a near comprehensive list of all the RSS readers, tools, browser plugins, tips, hacks and directories available on the web. We hope you find it useful (we built it because we needed it), and feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.

For those just starting out in the big wide world of RSS, note that we\'re talking about Really Simple Syndication, a way to publish and subscribe to frequently updated content like blog entries and news items.”

W3C Semantic Web FAQ

“The vision of the Semantic Web is to extend principles of the Web from documents to data. This extension will allow to fulfill more of the Web\'s potential, in that it will allow data to be shared effectively by wider communities, and to be processed automatically by tools as well as manually.”

The XML decade

“XML is approaching 10 years old. How closely depends on how you’re counting. The W3C Recommendation Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 was published on 10 February 1998. Work on XML started around 1996, however, rooted in almost thirty years of SGML. The design principles for XML, which guided its development were published on 25 August 1996. The first working draft, published on 14 November 1996 defined documents very similar to the majority of XML you might see today.”

RSS 2.0 And Atom 1.0 Compared

“People who generate syndication feeds have a choice of feed formats. As of mid-2005, the two most likely candidates will be RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0. The purpose of this page is to summarize, as clearly and simply as possible, the differences between the RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 syndication languages.”

What is RSS/XML/Atom/Syndication?

“The little orange buttons that are starting to litter the web have no doubt caused mass confusion. What are they good for? Why are they there? And why donít they work? While I and others are starting to look into suggestions for developers to alleviate this design flaw, I thought Iíd take a minute to talk about what this technology potentially means to you, the user. (If you already know what RSS stands for, this article wonít tell you anything new, but feel free to reference when you need to explain syndication.)”

Microsoft opens up Visio schemas

“Microsoft on Thursday announced it has released documentation that allows corporate and third-party developers to take full advantage of the XML-based schemas, called DatadiagramML, in its Office Visio diagramming tool.”


“Where To Submit My RSS Feeds And Weblog URLs To Get More Exposure, Visibility And Reach: As more and more people get involved with the Internet and as more Web sites, blogs, news services and other online resources continue to grow in number and variety it becomes increasingly important to maintain high visibility and exposure for the content being generated by closely following the major distribution media.”