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    Getting XML from Somewhere Else

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    I see this type of question often.  I want to get XML from another URL.  In MSXML, I used the ServerXMLHTTP component.  How do I do this in .NET? The simple answer is that the XmlTextReader allows you to specify a URL in its constructor: public...
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    What's Wrong With XmlDocument?

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    So, what's wrong with System.Xml.XmlDocument in .NET?  Plenty , according to Joshua Prismon : To use XMLDocument and Datasets, you have to have the full tree in memory. If you are concerned about loading only branches of data at a time, the System...
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    Parameterizing SQL Calls

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    Damian Barrow is having some problems with parameterizing SQL calls and performance.  He is effectively parameterizing the following SQL statement: exec getCustomers 'ALFKI' Notice that this is a call to a stored procedure for SQL Server, providing...
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    Removing Namespaces in XML, Security in ASP.NET

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    An Update - 05/19/2004 Instead of looking at XSLT for removing namespaces, consider using a specialized System.Xml.XmlTextWriter to remove XML Namespaces . -ed. ASP.NET Security The Patterns and Practices Group introduced " Improving Web Application...
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    Not Ashamed to Cry This Time

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    I started writing something about how cool Maverick is and how the struts implementation seems obvious yet unfamiliar to many .NET developers. Frankly, I could care less about technology right this moment. I have 2 dogs that are like my kids.  We have...
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    .NET Posters

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    Dave Wanta recently posted on the DOTNET-CLR mailing list that a new set of posters for .NET 1.1 are available for download .
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    Increasingly Frustrated

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    I had installed Outlook 2003, Infopath, and OneNote on Friday, and really haven't had time to look at them.  The install for them went, well, not great.  The install for Office 2003 took a really long time, and there was no indication that anything was...
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    This Ain't Dallas, and this ain't Dynasty...

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    We are off to Dallas, Texas tonight, driving through. We will be in the area 5/19 - 5/23. If anyone in the Dallas area is up for a couple cold beers, please leave comments to this thread.
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    The Job Situation Things have started popping for me after a month of unemployment. I did a free training seminar yesterday that landed a 15-seat training course on ASP.NET. I am really excited about this bit of work. I have also gotten several promising...
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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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