Using HTML in a Publishing Workflow Instead of XML

Many publishers have struggled to implement agile workflows that will enable them to quickly create new publications for print and digital channels. Conventional wisdom maintains that the best workflows should be based on XML so that content can be created once and then transformed and distributed in multiple formats. Unfortunately, the expense of implementing XML systems is generally high and authors have often resisted working inside XML editors, preferring the freedom of word processing applications.

Elegant “contentEditable” Solution for XML

If you’ve ever wanted to do WYSIWYG editing of XML in a browser, I think you’re going to like the elegant solution I stumbled across.  The idea actually culminated from reading Kurt Cagle’s excitement around XQuery in the Browser, and my desire to create a MLUC DemoJam entry that could excite publishers about my latest […]

MarkLogic? A “NoSQL” Database? YES!

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The NoSQL movement had been garnering a lot of attention recently. It’s a trend largely facilitated by the changing demands of the transactional web. Today, the web is bidirectional and much more content oriented than it was in years past. The amount of user generated content has increased exponentially and relational databases are not tailored […]