XML play-doh. A universal canvas requires a universal way to represent data. Other solutions are conceivable, but let’s accept for now that XML is a reasonable one, and that it’s here to stay. How does XML become Play-doh? The first answer, for me, was Perl with its XML::Parser module. Then came XSLT (XSL Transformation), which traded away procedural idioms to gain declarative transformational power. Then came Python with its libxml/libxslt modules, which married the procedural and declarative styles in a highly interactive way. That’s been my weapon of choice lately, but now there’s a new contender: E4X (ECMAScript for XML). … [Jon’s Radio]
Gilbane Content Management Conference to Host CM Professionals’ First Summit. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that the CM Professionals organization (CM Pros) (www.cmprofessionals.org) will hold their inaugural Summit in conjunction with the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, November 30 – December 2, 2004. The CM Pros Summit will take place on November 30 in the same location. [Gilbane Report News]
I’m in Montreal this week for the Documentum conference, Momentum Live. I actually came up a few days early with my wife. A few pics and stories from that piece of the trip is at “Day 1, Montreal”. If there are any noteworthy announcements or other ECM insights at the conference, I’ll blog them here.