26 May 2002 jeffalo   » (Observer)

Dear me:

My first post here. Let's see if the habit sticks...

Current projects:

Write Castor JDO for SQL document. Some of this, at least, will wind up on the Castor website as they have a sore lack of documentation in this area. It cost me a week of pain to learn how to make the JDO mapping work; I hope to reduce that for others to about a day.

Need to get started on an XML Namespace filter that replaces namespace prefixes in an XML document with a Name- character encoded namespace identifier. The target document will still be a well-formed XML document, but the effect will be to replace QNames with encoded universal names (UNames). I have a feeling that some will see this as abuse of XML (encapsulating information w/o use of markup), but I'll leave it up to the practitioners to weigh the pros and cons for themselves.

Free advice: Listen to the experts, but don't let them decide for you.

Other immediate plans: Write XML Schema macros and plugins for Arachnophilia. The result will be a passable free XML Schema editor.

Try to find something useful to do with XSLT. So far my work just hasn't required it, which probably means I'm not looking hard enough.

Current ICC rating: 1808

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