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I got an e-mail the other day from Miss Cleo. It was quite exciting. She said she had a dream about me and that I needed to call her (or one of her psychic friends) to find out some important information about my future. Wow! I thought. So I ran to the phone.
Wouldn't it be great to have something named after you? Up to now I've had no luck. Off the top of my head, the only way for this to happen is to (1) have children, (2) invent a lifesaving technique like the Heimlich maneuver, (3) die of a painful disease (Lou Gehrig's disease, for exa...
To understand recursion you must first understand recursion. Okay, so maybe it's the oldest recursion joke in the book, but fortunately I don't have to make my livelihood as a comedian. This month's column is dedicated to questions on recursion, in both the XML DOM and XSLT.
When it gets too hot, go on vacation. This has always been my credo and by the time you read this article, I'll have long since returned from bliss and relaxation.
From what I've seen, people go through a lot of pain when learning XML, probably for several reasons. The most prohibitive? Learning XML really does involve...learning XML - in addition to XML DOM, DTDs, XSLT, and possibly many other members of the XML family. It's difficult to know wh...
This month is a veritable potpourri of FAQs regarding XML. I've selected some questions that people have asked me time and time again. If there's one thing that I've learned as head geek, it's that if a single person e-mails me a question, there are probably a thousand others out there...
This month, we'll focus on an important aspect of problem solving: finding the correct resources. The answers in this month's Q&A will demonstrate techniques from a variety of invaluable resources that have had a large influence, a few of which I'll mention here. In future columns oth...
Is it possible to manage an XML addiction and maintain a normal life at the same time? Well, I'm trying my best. You see, I've spent the last few years really enjoying working in this technology and balancing it against a passion for table tennis, traveling, and somehow squeaking out a...