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XML for Not Yet Techies

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language and was approved by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in February 1998. Computer careers in it are just beginning. XML is the foundation for a whole new way of communicating across the Internet, and even beyond. So what does that mean? And why should you c

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SOAP Soup

Simple Object Access Protocol is one of the neatest XML based technologies to be introduced as of late, yet many people are still trying to get a handle on all of the new terms and acronyms that SOAP has uncovered. This article is written to help you dig through the SOAP soup we have in front of us

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Going to Extremes

GCA's Extreme Markup Languages 2000, held in August in Montreal, was billed as "not frisbee, not skateboarding, not lounging — just no-holds-barred tech talk," and so it was. It was the kind of conference where the code and ideas presented in the sessions were light years ahead of any c