Overlap, Containment and Dominance

Dec 6, 2008

I’ve spent the last few days at a workshop on overlapping markup in Amsterdam. It was organised by Claus Huitfeldt and Michael Sperberg-McQueen under a GODDAG banner, but included representatives of other approaches, such as the XCONCUR crowd and the LMNListas Wendell and myself.

rdfQuery: Progressive Enhancement with RDFa

Nov 15, 2008

Earlier this week I presented at SWIG-UK about rdfQuery. rdfQuery is a set of plugins that I’ve developed for jQuery in order to support RDFa parsing, querying and generation. There are a bunch of other Javascript libraries for RDFa around, such as Mark Birbeck’s Ubiquity RDFa and Ben Adida’s RDFa library. What I’ve really tried to do with rdfQuery is tie it in with the “Write Less, Do More” philosophy of jQuery and provide a neat, elegant API. At least that’s the aim!

xml.com Atom feed

Sep 7, 2008

I haven’t been posting here very much of late because my XML-related posts (which tends to be most of them) have been going on xml.com. When I joined xml.com, the promise was more exposure with a wider audience. Then they changed the blogging system, and changed it again, and by now I’m not sure if there’s any audience at all!

However O’Reilly have, finally, provided author-based Atom feeds. So if you want to subscribe to my future xml.com posts, the crucial URL is feed://broadcast.oreilly.com/jeni-tennison/atom.xml. If you want to see my previous posts, they can be found under the “blog” tab on my author page.

95% capacity

Aug 26, 2008

The other day I finally got around to watching the first episode of Britain From Above. The episode talked about the various networks that keep Britain working: water, sewage, electricity, gas, road, shipping, trains, telecommunications and so on.

One segment was about the railway system during the rush hour (might only be viewable by those in the UK). The description runs:

Transport expert Jon Shaw reveals that every morning as millions of people start their long commute to work they are using a system which is so overloaded it is on the brink of disaster.

Posting on XML.com

May 17, 2008

I’ve started blogging on XML.com. There’ll be rather less XML on this blog as a consequence, but I do plan to keep it going for less XML-related posts. My first post is about Bad XML; read and enjoy. FWIW, if you didn’t already know, I’m also now on twitter.