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View Resource Associating Style Sheets with XML documents Version 1.0

This latest recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (last discussed in the May 7, 1999 Scout Report) provides XML authors with a wider range of design and display options. As with all W3C recommendations, the W3C endorsement indicates that "a specification is stable, contributes to Web interoperability, and has been reviewed by the W3C membership, who favor its adoption by the...
View Resource Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL): Version 1.0

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has advanced the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) 1.0 as a recommendation this week. XSL 1.0 is an XML-based language that details how XML documents will be formatted; it consists of two parts: "a language for transforming XML documents, and an XML vocabulary for specifying formatting semantics." XSL is the language that expresses stylesheets that enable XML...
View Resource HTML 4.0 Specification

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the HyperText Markup Language 4.0 specification as "a W3C recommendation. A W3C Recommendation indicates that a specification is stable, contributes to web interoperability, and has been reviewed by all W3C members, who are in favor of supporting its adoption by the industry." Also included is more information about the features of the...
View Resource PerfectXML

PerfectXML is a great place to get started with using XML or learn about advanced applications and new XML technologies. The free library is probably the most valuable source of information on the site. Over 100 sample chapters from numerous books can be viewed, covering a wide range of XML topics. There are also links to XML editors, conversion tools, and many other software resources. Some are...
View Resource W3C Recommendation: Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) Specification

On April 7, 1998 the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) specification as a W3C recommendation. MathML is a specification that is designed to aid in transmitting mathematical knowledge on the Internet. It is also "the first application of XML (Extensible Markup Language--discussed in the April 3, 1998 Scout Report) to be issued as a W3C...
View Resource W3C: XHTML 2.0

Web developers will be especially interested in this sneak peek at the next incarnation of the Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML). This is the seventh working draft of the XHTML 2.0 specification produced by the World Wide Web Consortium, an organization that creates standards that maintain interoperability. As can be seen from the list of issues, many unresolved points remain in the...
View Resource World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Issues XSLT Transformations (XSL) and XML Path Language (XPath) as Recommendations

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) last week announced two new recommendations, XSL Transformations (XSLT) and XML Path Language (XPath), for the transformation and styled presentation of XML documents. Abstracts and full-text reports on the current and previous releases for both recommendations are available at the above URLs. As always, "a W3C Recommendation indicates that a specification is...
View Resource XHTML 1.0: The Extensible HyperText Markup Language

On January 26, 2000, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released the XHTML 1.0 specification as a W3C Recommendation. According to W3C, XHTML 1.0 "is the first step toward a modular and extensible Web based on XML," as it works in both current HTML browsers and XML-enabled tools. At the W3C site, users can read the full text of the specification or download it in several formats.
View Resource The XML Industry Portal

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is widely used for Web design and authoring, and its uses go far beyond the confines of the Internet. It is a versatile metalanguage that is spreading across many different industries. is one of the best resources of XML information for curious beginners or advanced users. For the first group of people, there are plenty of frequently asked questions...