What can you do with half a parser?

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Also, please remember that this is/was a polemic.

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(A more detailed and more serious presentation on the half-parser is available here.)

intro

  • What can you do with half a parser?
  • chimps

  • The Dawn of Man
  • before

  • Modern Computers
  • XML

  • The XML Monolith
  • Uh, Help?
  • Friend or Foe
  • The New Normal
  • xmlns

  • Namespaces in XML arrives
  • Calling for Help - Again
  • Cleaning up the mess
  • A Content Office Once More
  • automation

  • Inspiring Managers
  • schemas

  • Meanwhile, back at the office...
  • Darkness Descends
  • Schemas arrive
  • Reactions to Schemas
  • Emergency Response
  • Cleaning Up the OOP/RDBMS Mess
  • Manager's reward
  • Happy office again
  • deluge

  • It's not over yet
  • Infoset
  • Pulling off the pile
  • Still more
  • XInclude
  • More hoisting
  • RDF will solve your XML problems
  • It's all about machines
  • Sending the machine home
  • jawsOfLife

  • Still Life with Monolith
  • Calling for Change
  • Tooling Up
  • Opening the Monolith
  • construction

  • From Monolith to Construction Site
  • A Foundation API and Parser
  • The Value of Context
  • Getting the Details Right
  • Learning from DTDs
  • From Events to Objects
  • results

  • Finished roadway
  • Small stuff
  • Bigger stuff
  • Package traffic
  • Emergency traffic
  • Fun traffic
  • Copyright 2003 Simon St.Laurent.