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  • Blog Post: XML and Languages

    I've written in the past about XML and languages, and why you might be interested in being aware of the language associated with text. Text with no language is just not quite there Impact of text language on WPF Text, language and sorting For dealing with languages, xml:lang is your friend, as...
  • Blog Post: XmlSchemaSet Thread Safety

    Here's a good word of warning: even if an object "feels" read-only because you're not calling code to modify it, if it's not documented as safe for use from multiple threads, then you shouldn't risk it. As an example, let’s look at XmlSchema and XmlSchemaSet . Initializing these has a cost associated...
  • Blog Post: Frequently Asked Questions on XML in .NET - Part 1

    As part of a separate task, the XML team came up with a list of frequently encountered issues in System.XML; mainly points that we felt were interesting because they were the source of a lot of difficulty for our users. These questions ranged from rarely used (or misused) methods to difficult XML constructs...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the XmlPreloadedResolver

    The XmlPreloadedResolver is a new type that we’ve been working on in SilverLight that provides the ability to load a DTD without a call to the network. The new type can act as a manually maintainable cache of DTD’s and XML Streams. Let’s look at two examples of how the XmlPreloadedResolver can be...
  • Blog Post: Happy 10th anniversary, XML!

    The W3C Recommendation Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 was initially published on the 10th of February 1998. Since then, XML has proliferated at a rapid pace, becoming the predominant method for electronic data interchange between information systems, and we can safely describe it as universally...
  • Blog Post: Chris Lovett Interview

    Chris Lovett was interviewed by book author Michael van Otegem recently and he asked some very interesting questions: Please tell us who you are and what you do. I’m an architect on the Data Programmability Tools team in SQL Server, and I work on XML tools that ship in Visual Studio. As an architect...
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