XML of Darkness (Conrad's Heart of Darkness)

From owner-xml-dev@ic.ac.uk  Wed Dec 10 14:10:34 1997
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 15:07:48 -0500
From: David Megginson <ak117@freenet.carleton.ca>
To: xml-dev Mailing List <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
Subject: XML of Darkness


I have put online a rough-and-ready version of Conrad's HEART OF
DARKNESS, with an XML 1.0 DTD and markup.  You can get at the document
through the following URL:


You may, of course, simply download the document and parse it on your
local system; however, if you happen to have an active Internet
connection, it's much more interesting (and much more in line with the
XML philosophy) to parse the document directory from its source URL:


For example, with Ælfred (http://www.microstar.com/XML/), you would

  java EventDemo http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/dmeggins/texts/darkness/darkness.xml

and watch the events roll down your screen.  I have not tried this yet
with other XML parsers like Lark or MSXML.

For a _really_ fun test in the future, I might put different chapters
of the book on different Internet hosts (you could still parse it
through a single top-level URL).  This is where XML can be exciting
for managing distributed information.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117@freenet.carleton.ca
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins@microstar.com

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@ic.ac.uk the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@ic.ac.uk)