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A new problem appeared writing automatic XML transformations

This is about Automatic transformation of XML namespaces. Previously I divided all transformations into two groups: with a given source and target namespace (as converting DocBook into HTML); with only source given but not the target (as for XInclude). Today … Continue reading

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Expired access token in Google OAuth

I sought in Internet how to determine from Google response whether an access token is expired. I found no definitive answer. So, finally I created an access token and waited for a hour to see the Google response when I … Continue reading

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Why Linux is better than Windows

One man asked me: I have heard of Ubuntu Linux, but have never seriously considered using it. What makes it “good”? Here is my reply (not aspiring for completeness, Linux has other advantages also): I could say that the “main” … Continue reading

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Split HTML into separate chapters and ToC

Yesterday I have written a simple program which splits an XHTML file into several chapters (separate HTML files) and ToC. The program is fully customizable and themeable. Get it at GitHub.com.

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Google AdWords bug slowed down my ad campaign :-(

I have started a Google Grant AdWords campaign for an USA based nonprofit recently (about two days ago). It worked well and I was enjoyed. But then it was closed for “maintenance” as they say for 2-3 days (I don’t … Continue reading

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“Automatic transformation of XML namespaces” specification

Automatic transformation of XML namespaces specification releases its first draft. From the specification: This is a preliminary rough draft. There may be errors, omissions, and logical inconsistency. There should be added more formal explanations (not just examples as now), more … Continue reading

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My writer’s block is overcome

My writer’s block for my XML-related standard went away. I propose to classify XML namespaces into three distinct groups regarding “interaction” of elements (or attributes) of the same namespace. Then we can transform between namespaces of the same precedences in … Continue reading

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