Monthly Archives: April 2008

>Drinking the EMF Kool-Aid

>Recently I ran into a problem that seemed perfect for EMF to solve. Typically, I’m not a model driven development person, but I need a model for an XPath expression after it is parsed. Various information needs to be tracked, … Continue reading

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>Agile Standards Development

>One of the fundamental problems with Business-To-Business interoperability of data standards are the many one-off variations that occur. This is compounded by the inclusion within these standards custom extensions to the specification. While this may seem like a good idea … Continue reading

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>The Evils of JAXP

>Recommendation: If you are using XML in eclipse, DO NOT use JAXP….unless you specifically set the the system property to control which XSLT, XML, and XPATH processors that you use. The reason for this is that you can receive some … Continue reading

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>Cramps on Refactoring

>There have been several fairly interesting posts floating around about coding lately. From Ed Merk’s “Teflon Programming” article to an article about whether it is better to return immediately or have a single return (sorry I lost the blog article … Continue reading

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>XSL Error Reporting Defaults

>An interesting bug has been opened due to a failing unit test with in the XSL Tooling project. It basically has to do with some interpretation of the XSLT 1.0 specification and parameters. What should be an error and what … Continue reading

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>Web Standard Tools and LARGE XML File Editing

>Something that I learned today, that might help others that experience slow performance with editing large XML files. By large XML files, I mean files that are 500K or larger. By slow performance I mean: Noticeable Typing delays when in … Continue reading

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>XSL Tooling 0.5M6 is Available

>0.5M6 of the XSL Tooling project is now available. Lots of New and Noteworthy features in this release. You will need Web Standard Tools 3.0M6 and Eclipse 3.4M6 to use this feature. Please download, kick the tires, and file bug … Continue reading

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