Category Archives: declaritive

webforms 2 submission/validation model

I was reading some of the webforms 2 spec, when I stumbled across the steps for form submission. The first step is to check the form for validity, presumably using an implementation in the user agent. The 6th and 7th step deal with encoding and sending the form to the server, and step 8, the […]

idea:schema2class using breve and metaclass

I’m sorry this renders so poorly. WordPress won’t let me use CSS, so I’m stuck, until I get a proper site of my own. Try either http://deadbeefbabe.org/paste/4031 or http://pastebin.ca/399774 to see it better. “”” An experiment using breve xml library, and metaclass. Author: Ben West Email: bewest at gmail blog: https://bewest.wordpress.com/ I hang out on […]

microformats: process discussion: search results as evidence

Before creating a microformat, the process demands a couple of concrete actions to be taken first. The general idea is to document current authorship techniques. If current techniques make it possible to encode a piece of information, there is no need for a microformat. Thus, we set ourselves up to make it difficult to create […]

s-expression templating in python

I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect templating module. When I was much younger, primarily doing PHP, I quickly saw that string concatenation and variable interpolation were not good solutions when trying to author lots of complex documents. I did some searching, and found Smarty, which satisfied my needs at that time. Over the […]

tools: atom and atompub

I just had a realization that I’ve been trying to invent ATOM and the Atom Publishing Protocol. I’ve been pining for web services, and a standardized way for representing resources and URI publishing patterns. I wanted it to work with storage engines of my choosing (eg, mercurial) so that I could use my favorite tools […]

microformats: new mailing list

The microformats community has had some phenomenal success in cataloging and researching techniques for non-lossy encoding of data in HTML. The growth in the community created a need for a new mailing list dedicated to discussing new ideas. So, after extensive discussions and voting on the wiki, the admins have just created a new list: […]

toolbox: Give Yourself a URI with Hcard

Summary Use to describe yourself on a web page People are more important than computers. The “person” datatype, and implications for Search Presenting Hcard Hello World Hcard Demystified Using an hcard on your web page helps search engines learn more about you, can help people find your site, improves the computing ecosystem, and makes it […]

definition of microformat

A microformat is a specific collection of names, values, and accompanying structure defined through rigorous market research intended to consider pervasive use of semantic html that increases data fidelity in HTML-borne data widely distributed on the web. Microformats are more than one of these, eg: “hcard and hcal are microformats.” This is my definition for […]

toolbox: webdev unicorns: components (3/4)

The web is a big place, and being a part of it increases the value of both the network your application interacts with and your application. This creates a need to interoperate with other applications on the web, the fulfillment of which actually helps create a better end-user experience. What this boils down to are […]

idea: todo: improve amara’s scimitar api

First of all, if you haven’t seen amara yet, go check out amara today and stick it in your toolbox. It’s a very very nice library for python that lets you create objects out of XML documents. One of the nifty things amara provides, it scimitar, which is an implementation of schematron, a rich schema […]