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    Yeah… just made some fairly dramatic changes to the XSLT for the blog… I managed to get rid of all the custom XML tags that were being spewed as part of the HTML output, so we’re a little closer to validation here. Now I just have a small problem of IDs not being well-formed.

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    Just successfully moved this whole site into CVS, canned the site, checked it out and here it is. Now I can access the cvs from home and it’ll be so much easier to do updates and also I don’t have to be paranoid about losing stuff anymore. Cool. Also, I added the Creative Commons license (Attribution) to my ICT essays . Also, yes I know this site doesn’t verify as HTML right now, because some of my custom XML tags are still showing up. Keep bothering me and I’ll fix it eventualy.

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    Some very smart stuff about software and infrastructure .

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    Two new chimera mockups, “Mockup5C1” and “Mockup5C2” … they are both the same, the second one shows how the “Others…” QuickMark works. Comments welcome!

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    What do you think of this hypothetical user interface for Chimera ?

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    Some thoughts on Using the open source model for (ICT) development . That would be information and communications technology, and the development in this case is the “international” kind.

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    Looks like I’m not the only person “switching” back to HTML 4.01. Here’s why I did it. Oh yeah, and because actually everything’s XML on the back end now and it just gets converted into HTML 4 at the very last minute by an automatic process that’s part of XSLT. Actually on the server side, all of my markup being served by AxKit is either my own custom XML or XHTML right now. If you care.

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    I just switched the IT@UW weblog over the AxKit . So now it has the three most recent entries on the “front” page and the “archives” page has the complete set of entries. The data is being stored in the archives page and pulled from there to the front page using XSLT .

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    I finally grokked the difference between XSL and XSLT. XSLT is a subset of XSL that is just for transforming XML into different XML. That’s basically what I’m using (XSLT). XSL adds a lot of other stuff for styling documents. I’m not using any of that (right now anyway…) and plan to continue to use CSS for presentation purposes.

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    You are looking at this index page generated by AxKit. This What’s New entry is in XML. You can look at the what’s new stuff all by itself , but you’ll see HTML there too right now. I’m typing this into my own handrolled XML format that’s parsed by three XSL style sheets in a pipeline before being display, all processed courtesy of AxKit .
    By the way, the output appears as HTML 4.01 transitional but I’m moving to an XML backend with XHTML for content for now. I’m just converting it to HTML in the output.