April 20, 2003

Processing RSS

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from xml.com> The goal of this article is to demonstrate the use of XQuery to accomplish a routine, yet interesting task; in particular, to render an HTML page that merges RSS news feeds from two different weblogs. RSS has earned its popularity by allowing people to easily share news among and between web sites. And for almost any programming language used on the Web, there is a good selection of libraries for consuming RSS.
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Future: Is there life after the browser?

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from CNet News.com Have you hugged your Web browser today?

Probably not. It’s been years since the browser was new and exciting for the average Web surfer. Browsers have become a bland commodity, dominated by Microsoft’s sturdy but stodgy Internet Explorer. Internet innovation, meanwhile, is increasingly shoved off to specialized, new applications such as instant messaging clients, media players and Weblog viewers.
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New feature: Mail-From-Aggregator.

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from radio.userland.com> New feature: Mail-From-Aggregator. Some people like to read the news that the aggregator gathers in email. This can be useful if you travel a lot, or want to share news with a group of people who may not use Radio.

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Author calls for writers’ blogs

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from CNet news> San Jose Mercury News columnist Dan Gillmor is writing a new book about journalism, with a little help from his readers.
Gillmor, who writes a column and posts commentary online for the Silicon Valley newspaper, will focus on how technology, including the Weblog phenomenon, has affected journalism.
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Celebs should find better ways to use their blogs

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from Chicago Sun-Times>If you’ve got something to say, my guess is that you’re already saying it. Never before have there been so many ways to express yourself: through art, or on talk radio, or in a newsletter, or by taking part in protests, or by organizing a phone tree.

And then there is the blog.
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Fans seek personal connection with celebrity blogs

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from http://www.timesstar.com> DUBLIN resident Brian Johnson sits down at his computer with his morning cup of coffee. He pulls up the Internet and browses the news from New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and . . . from his favorite techno musician, Moby.
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April 2, 2003

does it work?

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more fun with mt, next two posts for testing purposes only

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The last=”n” conundrum

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fun with movable type
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