By Paul Cornell – The Web Service References Tool is used in the Microsoft Office Visual Basic Editor to create a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) proxy class module from a selected Web Service Description Language (.wsdl) or Visual Studio .NET discovery (.vsdisco) file. This article describes ho
The W3C XForms Working Group has released a new Last Call Working Draft of XForms 1.0. Feedback is requested at firstname.lastname@example.org.A changelog indicates that most of the changes from the previous version were minor editorial issues and clarifications. More detailed information on the di
By Ben Heskett – Oracle on Tuesday officially said it would alter the pricing methods for its business applications, after the news leaked out weeks ago. Executives said the plan could save customers 25 percent to 75 percent on license fees.
By Tony Stewart – This presentation describes a project I was involved in last year, when I served as Director of Consulting at RivCom, an XML consulting firm based in the UK. The project, entitled "XML/EDI in the Transport Industry," was part of a larger European XML/EDI Pilot Project that
By Kurt Cagle – As with so many other terms, FOP has resurfaced with a different meaning—as an acronym for the Formatting-Object Processor, part of the Open Source Apache Project. The FOP processor performs an interesting stunt: it converts an XSL-FO file into an Adobe Postscript Description Format
The Web has been constantly evolving since it appeared about a decade ago. The days of plain text web sites are largely gone now and, among other things, vector graphics have become an increasingly common part of web pages. SWF, better known as the format used by Macromedia Flash, has become the med
This column, the third in a series, shows how to add semantic knowledge to an RDF application by incorporating WordNet synonym sets. With the added knowledge of the WordNet lexical database, you can search a set of RDF data for related concepts, not just one keyword at a time. As the demonstration i
MSXML (Microsoft XML Core Services) version 4.0 is a free, feature-rich server component for all types of XML processing, including XML, XSLT, and Schemas. It has comprehensive support for W3C and other major specifications, as well as many proprietary enhancements. This makes MSXML 4.0 a useful and
by Kip Hampton – Kip Hampton explains how to use his XML::Schematron module to validate XML Web content with Perl.
Assume, you want to load an enormous amount of photos (image files) into an Oracle database, then SQL*Loader can do this easily for you. SQL*Loader is the tool to load the entire content of an operating system file into one LOB column. Image files, that you are loading with SQL*Loader are referred t