Node 01: “3.2.2 Mixed Content”

July 29th, 2009 by producer

01: “3.2.2 Mixed Content” + “3.3 Attribute-List Declarations”
02: “3.3.1 Attribute Types”
03: “3.3.2 Attribute”
continue with:
04: “3.3.3 Attribute-Value”

origins and goals

June 2nd, 2009 by producer

- origins and goals
- terminology
- 1.3 rationale

continue here: 2.2 Characters

please continue with “3.2 Path Expressions”

May 26th, 2009 by producer

please continue with “3.2 Path Expressions”

XQuery – URI literals

May 25th, 2009 by producer

Node 2: URI literals


May 24th, 2009 by producer


February 14th, 2009 by producer


XML 1.0 and 1.1

February 14th, 2009 by producer

There is a difference between XML 1.0 and 1.1.

Reading XPath 1.0

February 5th, 2009 by producer

I just started reading XPath 1.0. I am now looking into the introduction.

Downloading free version of EditiX

January 16th, 2009 by producer

I am now downloading the free version of EditX.

XSLT: overriding template rules

January 12th, 2009 by producer

I am currently reading the section overriding template rules.

combine several style sheets

August 25th, 2008 by producer

It is possible to combine several style sheets.

top-level element

August 25th, 2008 by producer

I just learned what a top-level element is.

lang() function in XPath

August 25th, 2008 by producer

That is interesting: lang() function in XPath

getting involved with XPath

August 22nd, 2008 by producer

Currently I am reading here to learn more about XPath.  I need this knowledge to be able to navigate through PLS and SSML documents.  To be more precise: at the moment, I don’t use PLS and SSML.  I am just using XML.  And why is that?  The answer is easy to understand: XML is less complicated than PLS or SSML.  I am trying to steal the tags that are part of the PLS and SSML specifications.  And I am trying to implement those tags into XML.  In the long term, I would like to employ PLS and SSML directly.  But step by step.  Before I do that, I have to know more about XSLT and XPath.  This is the basic knowledge.

To be a bit more specific about PLS: I want to transform a pronunciation dictionary (UTF-8, PLS, IPA) into a different document (UTF-8 or ASCII, PLS and HTK compatible, SAMPA like).  So in the end, I would have two or three different versions of the same pronunciation dictionary.  And to achieve this goal, I need XPath.  I have to navigate not only through the elements and the attributes of the elements but also through the IPA-symbols themselves.  And the details are pretty complicated, I assume.  But I have found an example (I set a hyperlink to this example in a different weblog entry) that is very promising.  There is a special XPath syntax that should help me to find the solution.  And I am confident that XPath is compatible with UTF-8.  So there shouldn’t occur any problems at this layer.

XSLT: exercise with a paper

August 21st, 2008 by producer

I’m just reading this document about XSLT.  They have a special exercise with a paper.  I think that this might be a good way to learn the fundamentals of XSLT.

blogging about XML

March 24th, 2008 by producer

This blog is about the extensible markup language.  Perhaps I will integrate related markup languages.  Or I will start specialized weblogs.