Logo for JSON

To be filed under "shoulda-woulda-coulda" and "no-shit-sherlock" and also "forgot-to-write-about-this-fifteen-years-ago"...

I have had to think about XML for the first time in a few years (for the curious, you can read this EPUB bug I filed). If XML had had an array type for simple values (strings), then instead of representing a list of values like this:

    <item value="abc" />
    <item value="def" />
    <item value="ghi" />

It could have been this:

<topLevel myList=["abc", "def", "ghi"] />

Would folks have abandoned XML for JSON so quickly?

§1210 · January 11, 2020 · Software, Technology, Web, XML · 1 comment · Tags: ,

Logo for the OPML file format

I've been hacking more on kthoom and I want to upgrade it so that it can load reading lists (think playlists-for-comic-books). Anybody have any thoughts on a decent file format? OPML? A custom JSON file format?

This is a pure client-side web app, so a couple caveats here:

  • I would like to be able to load Reading Lists from anywhere
  • It should be able to refer to files using any sorts of shareable links (HTTP, IPFS)
§1164 · February 7, 2018 · Comic Books, JavaScript, Questions, Software, Technology, Web, XML · Comments Off on Reading List File Format? ·

I spent some time a few weeks ago quietly trying to shore up my XHTML defenses on my WordPress install - not everyone is planning to move to Drupal just yet. I have a bunch of patches that are aging. I think three of them are 'good to go' but I need someone to look at them. The patch for Ticket 5998 needs some work to make it applicable across trackbacks and pingbacks as well as ensuring it is applicable only for UTF-8. Unfortunately, no one is really looking at the patches because apparently no one on this planet would bother serving WordPress as true XHTML. Anyway, enough whinging - it would be great if some of these could make it into WordPress 2.5.1.

In the meantime, if anyone wants to try and break my WordPress install by injecting funky XHTML, please be my guest on this page. Currently Sam is in the lead with two breakages (now fixed). Oh, and your name doesn't have to be Philip, Jacques, Mark or Shelley either.

§458 · April 23, 2008 · Software, Technology, Web, XML · 2 comments · Tags: ,

Via CNN. My only question: Did they support XHTML output?

§450 · April 7, 2008 · Entertainment, Technology, Web, XML · 1 comment · Tags:

Since my feeds are now customized as part of my theme, I thought I'd take a look at some of the interesting things you can do. I knew that WordPress supports a variety of feeds at different levels (main feed, main comments feed, per-entry feed, per-category feed, etc).

What I was wondering was if there was a way to link each post in the feed to the comments feed of that story. This would allow a good feed reader to let people easily subscribe from the main feed to the conversation feed of a particular story where they have left a comment. Turns out it was fairly straightforward. Read the rest of this entry ...

§434 · February 27, 2008 · Software, Technology, Web, XML · 1 comment · Tags: ,