1 Nov 2002 jeffalo   » (Observer)

Well, I'm undergoing the total immersion method of learning web publishing. This means grappling with Tomcat, Cocoon, XSL-FO, XSLT, XSP, and FOP all at once.

Our team has the task of coming up with an editor for a large industry-standard XML data exchange file. The conservative approach would be to deploy it as a Java application. Since it needs to support graphic rendering and manipulation that may ultimately be the way to go, although SVG could perhaps cover that requirement. I guess I'll add that to the heap-to-learn, too.

Not a lot of time to learn it in, either. It would help if Cocoon had better documentation. I managed to get something published, although more by guess and by golly than by actually understanding what I was doing.

Simultaneously trying to learn PHP to manage my new personal website. Frustrated right now because I can't get a simple redirect to work using the header() function. Tried a META element and no luck there, either. Hmmm, I'm running out of tricks. Or treats.

Happy Halloween!

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