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    Dates in XML Schemas: Specifying your own date format?

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    This topic came up in the win_tech_off_topic list, and it caught my attention. The concept is that specifying a date in your XML document that does not conform to ISO 8601 format cannot be validated as a date type, but rather you must contrive your own...
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    Unseen yet expected web logs

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    Here are some of the folks that I would like to see web logs for and have not yet seen (if they exist, someone please comment with the feed URL). I included the only known URL for them where appropriate. Aaron Skonnard Dimitre Novatchev ...
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    Not Another Teenage Blog

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    First, the smurfs did it. Then "Bring It On" included the line about being "a cheeracracy." Was I the only one who saw the comedy in the cheerleader bit in "Not Another Teenage Movie"? "Cheerific!" And then life immitates art . Glad I am not the only...
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    Organize Your OPML

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    I really like the ability to organize the subscriptions I have within SharpReader and RSSBandit. However, the tree view metaphor makes organization cumbersome, espeically if you come up with a reorganization scheme. I decided to group my subscriptions...
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    The Pinedale Shopping Mall Was Just Bombed By Live Turkeys. Film at eleven.

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    Monday night's Atlanta .NET User Group presentation went off with nary a hitch. Inspired by one of my favorite "WKRP In Cincinatti" episodes , I added a little something extra into the presentation. Nobody was hurt, thankfully. I will be in Chattanooga...
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    What the Hell Was That?

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    I got up around 4:00 am to work on a proposal for a potential client. Fixed myself a stiff cup of coffee, and started writing. About an hour later, the house shook to the point that pictures fell off our wall, books fell off shelves, and magazines piled...
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    XSLT as a Bigger Hammer?

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    Turns out that my post about using XSLT to convert CSV to XML hit a nerve with some folks. Robert thought it would come in handy, while Dare thinks it is convoluted . Dare suggests tokenizing the strings into a string array and iterating through the...
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    What a day

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    Two notable things this week were that we actually got some guys from Atlanta together for lunch: Paul Wilson , Don Browning , Wally McClure , Matthew Nolton , James Shaw , and John Croft . I had my camera there, but forgot to break it out for the group...
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    Convert CSV to XML

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    How to transform CSV to an XML format?...
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    FOR XML and OPENXML using Oracle

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    Wish that Oracle had something like SQL Server's FOR XML query capabilities and OPENXML shredding capabilities? Here's how to make it happen using the XDK....
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    The Giant Whooshing Sound

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    I was contemplating the opposite of The Giant Sucking Sound , and opted for "whoosh": the sound my son loves to make when wearing a bath towel around his neck and running through the house playing "Super Carson." I cannot think of a place I would like...
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    More writing

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    Got a great email tonight... To: Kirk Allen Evans From: Michelle M Smith Subject: Welcome to the ASPAlliance Welcome to the ASPAlliance! We are pleased to welcome you as a new columnist. I am pretty proud of this one... time to start...
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    "MCSD" versus "BS"

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    I guess it depends on the dev work you do. I got by BS in CS ;) and while I agree it does give you a great foundation, it did not teach me to program half as good as those people going to the tech schools to get their certs. Unfortunately, I have found...
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    National Software Developer Skip-Day From Work

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    I don't know about anyone else but I have been waiting for this a long time, and it better be good. Here is a link to the final trailer. [ Wes' Puzzling Blog ] Umm... wow. That's about all I can muster up right now because I'm too busy wiping the...
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    The Argument for Conservatism

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    It's not as if it's impossible to be bright and liberal. I praised Christopher Hitchens, didn't I? It's just that liberalism draws a higher percentage of non-thinking conformists than conservatism. Liberalism is all about conformity; that's because liberals...
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    Welcome to the Bulldog Nation, Coach

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    Another addition to the Bulldog Faithful... let's hope he doesn't teach PE....
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    IM

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    Following both Tomas and Brad's leads, I added my IM to my home page .
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    Getting Path from an XmlNode

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    Get the path of a particular System.Xml.XmlNode....
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    Deep XML Geekery: XPath and not()

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    What does not() in XPath really do? A background on max(), distinct(), and grouping using XPath (and props for FXSL)....
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    A Great Day to be a Dad

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    My great day started yesterday night. Working late at the office, a good hour from home, my wife called to say that she was going to start bathing our children and put them to bed. Would I like to talk to them? "Daddy! Hey daddy! I am watching cowtoons...
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    An Editing Scheme for RSS

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    Working with RSSBandit and SharpReader this week, I though that it would be nice if SharpReader and RSSBandit could index the comments for a post and show them hierarchically like SharpReader does trackbacks. This got me to thinking about possibilities...
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    Namespaces in XML

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    How to create a namespace declaration for an unused namespace and how to create the xsi:schemaLocation and xsi:noNamespaceLocation attributes using XmlDocument....
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    nxslt 1.1 Released

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    I have released nxslt version 1.1. nxslt is .NET XSLT command line utility, written in C#. Timings are now more accurate, I'm using System.Diagnostics.PerformanceCounter class now. Two new features: custom URI resolver and multiple output. ...
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    XInclude is Rolling Along

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    Thoughts on XInclude class model...
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    Set Parameter Values, Don't Just .Clear Them

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    Why .Clear parameters when you can pre-compile the statement at the provider level?...
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