XML News: From XML The Conference '98

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 21:43:02 -0800
From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Subject: XML news
[repost from XML-DEV]

Although a remarkable proportion of the world's XML cognoscenti were in the big room in Seattle today, those who were not may be interested to hear that Larry Wall demonstrated perl reading XML in about 8 different ways (he used it to generate his HTML slides), and R.V. Guha of Netscape demonstrated Nav5 showing an ordinary-looking Web page with a form and a couple of pictures, and when he did "View Source", it was XML with CSS styles, plus HTML forms and images transcluded via XLink.

Neither are finished/shipping; but source code for everything will be on the web before too long.

Both the Perl and Navigator projects are basing their work on James Clark's C-language processor.

And it still would have been an interesting technology day without either of those. Too many other details to go into now, but maybe the most amusing thing was that while Henry Thomson was demo-ing his lightweight XML wf-instance editor, Larry Wall (on the same panel, hence on-stage) quietly downloaded and installed it via his cellphone.

[Note: see also XML and Perl in the XML database. -rcc 980330]

Cheers, Tim Bray
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