An editable town
Thanks to Jeff Cheney for observing that today is the six month anniversary of the opening of EditThisPage.Com. December 4, 1999. A long long time ago!
12/22/99: "EditThisPage.Com has turned into a small town, it's active 24 hours a day seven days a week. It crosses age and geographic barriers with ease. It's being used by artists and geeks. Students and teachers. Writers and designers, photographers and geeks. It's so cool to see how enthusiastic people are, they're excited about having the web be so editable."
The enthusiasm fades. But now it comes back. It's just a memory now. But what a great memory!
(The early ones are still here.)
Thanks to Robert Slotboom, Manila is now localized to Dutch, and will ship with Frontier 6.2. Awesome!
Reality check on XML
In the next few weeks there will be four major developer conferences hosted by Microsoft, Sun, O'Reilly and IBM.
At each of these conferences there will be hundreds or thousands of developers who are interested in XML, syndication, and distributed computing protocols over the Internet.
Presumably, at each of these conferences there will be presentations in these areas.
How many of the presentations will be open to differing points of view as were represented at WWW9?
Before we get too self-congratulatory on our open process, observe that it might not be all that open.
Edd Dumbill asks me to expand on these thoughts, which I do, carefully, I hope.
New macros work in all Manila sites
pictureRef lets you place a picture on a page, with lots of parameters;
includeMessage includes the text of one message in another (or in a template);
glossSub links to a page in the shortcuts list, but uses text other than the title of the shortcut.
A page of demos on my test site.
Jake hit a milestone in web-app menu-land.
Good news in xml-rpc-land. Java validates again.
Susan Kitchens takes us to the world of urban art.
O'Reilly's php-xml mail list.
Two phrases I would be happy to see dissapear from the Internet are hissy fit and panties tied in a knot.
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