Thursday, August 24, 2006

XSL-FO 2.0 Workshop 2006

International Workshop on the future of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL-FO) Version 2.0

XSL-FO 2.0 Workshop 2006

I have two suggestions:
  • use CSS instead of weird attribute-based style declarations.

  • for God's sake, have a reference implementation.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Boycott Blackboard!

I knew Blackboard had a patent application for their LMS, but apparently it has been granted and their first act was to file a lawsuit against one of their competitors. This is terrible on many levels. Not least that such a stupid patent should never have been granted,. Of course, the USPTO would probably let me patent my nose hair.

I certainly won't be using Blackboard for my XML class in the Fall, and I'd encourage other instructors to drop it too.