Category Archives: Web Architecture

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.

Syntax for ARIA: Cost-benefit analysis

The ARIA spec. defines roles, states and properties to manage the interface between rich web documents and assistive technologies. The primary expression of roles, states and properties in markup languages is via attributes. ARIA has to specify how its vocabulary of attributes and values can be integrated into both existing and future languages. This analysis assesses alternative approaches to ARIA syntax.