This article presents the features of Formatting Objects (FO) as they are applied when transforming slide XML files (validated using the Slides DTD) to FO. The features correspond to the features supported by the current version of the Apache FO-to-PDF project (FOP). With the XSLT stylesheet applied
This article explains how character encoding works and specifically how it works in XML and the MSXML DOM. A lot of people have been asking me questions lately about how to make their XML files transfer data properly between different platforms. They create an XML document, type in data, stick a few
SQL Server Magazine presented Best of Show awards to products in three categories—database design, database management, and database applications—at the spring SQL Connections conference in New Orleans. ER/Studio from Embarcadero Technologies won the Best of Show award in the database design categor
Without coding custom reports or complex forms, you can now enable users to search and run reports on information in your database-driven Web site or application. Microsoft discovered a way to use a flexible search-specification mechanism that comes with a remarkably easy interface: the English lang
If you're a diehard Microsoft BackOffice Server (BOS) aficionado, you might have noticed that we announced the launch of the new BackOffice Server UPDATE newsletter at the same time Microsoft announced the BOS 2000 beta release. That wasn't a coincidence: the primary focus of this newsletter
OASIS, the XML interoperability consortium, introduced two new technical committees (TCs), as part of its expanded process for the development of industrial XML standards. The Consortium added the OASIS Customer Information Quality TC for customer profile management and the OASIS Entity Resolution T
WSDL is an XML format for describing network services as a set of endpoints operating on messages containing either document-oriented or procedure-oriented information. The operations and messages are described abstractly, and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format to define an
The W3C has released a new draft of Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), filling in changes since Last Call but not yet a Candidate Recommendation.
This article describes the Index Tuning Wizard in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The Index Tuning Wizard simplifies the task of identifying which indexes to create in a table and also optionally generates scripts to create them by analyzing a user-supplied workload. Various modes are offered for tuning
In revamping the way SQL Server implements security in the 7.0 release, Microsoft created a flexible and powerful method for managing users’ access both to the SQL Server system and to the databases. The changes also created confusion as administrators tried to upgrade from SQL Server 6.5 security.