Posts Tagged ‘xml’

Going Javascript Crazy

gjcIt sounded like my latest career move was going to be a bit more interesting than I had planned. Congratulations, Bob, on your new job. Belo’s quite an outfit,” read the note from the estimable editor of this fine journal. “And, uh, ummm, do you plan to still write a column for ajaxlessons.com? I know you won’t leave us in suspense for the follow to the last one you wrote. The one about sex.”

The note went on to offer helpful hints and insights into Texas life, including this bit of borrowed wisdom: “If I owned both hell and Texas, in the summer I’d rent out Texas and live in hell.”

Nothing like a bit of encouragement. But I suppose

Sorting Out The XML And HTML Fun

Developers of the Internet didn’t borrow from Bush’s blueprint; as computer gurus are inclined to do, they created connections to at least one obscurely applicable Web site on every subject imaginable. And it all became a reality, in large part, because of Hypertext Markup Language, or HTML, which arranges text and images on Web browsers.

soxhFor all its promise, however, HTML also has shortcomings–the most notable of which is its inability to distinguish between the presentation of computer data and the data itself. This is why HTML is fine for sending electronic documents but ill-equipped for direct data exchanges between computers on the Web, a function crucial to the advancement of Web-based education and other real-time Internet pursuits.

This shortfall