Category Archives: HTTP

Caching XML data at install time

The W3C web server is spending most of its time serving DTDs to various bits of XML processing software. While XSLT processors such as xsltproc and Xalan have no technical dependency on the XHTML DTDs, I suspect they're used with XHTML enough that shipping copies of the DTDs along with the XSLT processing software is a win all around.

Character encoding in HTML

In this first issue in the cookbook for the web series, we look at character encoding, or "charset"s. Discussing the ingredients, giving a reliable recipe for the detection of character encodings in (x)html, and a quick tip for web authors on an html diet.