Trace Galloway

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For this month's column I thought I'd share some of the real-world questions we've received over the past year from our "Ask the Xperts" forum on Infoteria's Web site ( These problems range from XSLT recursion, B2B implementations, DOM, SAX, JDOM, and UDDI to Web services using XML technologies. I've included some of my favorites from the thousands of questions we've received. Q: I'm transforming XML data to HTML. When I use Infoteria's iXSLT to do transformations, it leaves the XML declaration string. Why? A: By not specifying the output method using , you're telling the processor to output XML by default. In accordance with the XSLT 1.0 Recommendation, an XSLT processor is required to provide the XML declaration in the output if it's provided in the input XML source. The following is from the XSLT 1.0 Recommendation: T... (more)

The RosettaNet Standard

This month's focus is on RosettaNet-related questions. As my company is a serious player in this market, I've received quite a few inquiries about the so-called lingua franca of supply chain software. I'd like to alert my readers, however, that many of the issues discussed stretch way beyond the smaller domain of RosettaNet and deep into the broader ocean we call the XML marketplace. Let me begin with a quick paragraph on RosettaNet and then I'll respond to questions concerning schemas, DTDs, and all things PIP (Partner Interface Processes) related. RosettaNet is a consortium of... (more)