Of course, one could simply dismiss this question, saying that a specification for an XML vocabulary does not have performance as such, since a specification cannot be executed. However, the choices one makes in designing an XML language will … [Continue reading] about Why is OOXML Slow?
I've been hearing some rumblings from the north-west that Ecma Office Open XML (OOXML) format has better performance characteristics than OpenDocument Format (ODF), specifically because OOXML uses shorter tag names. Putting aside for the moment the … [Continue reading] about The Celerity of Verbosity
I had an interesting meal in Paris a few weeks ago at a small bistro. I like Louisiana Cajun-style food, especially spicy andouille sausage, so when I saw “andouillette” on the menu, my stomach grumbled in anticipation. Certainly, the word ended in … [Continue reading] about A bit about the bit with the bits
This apt phrase is from Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations, section 38, “Philosophical problems arise when language goes on holiday”. One cannot be sloppy in language without at the same time being sloppy in thought. Of course, this … [Continue reading] about When language goes on holiday
1/23/2007 — A translation of this post, in Spanish has been provided by a reader. You can find it in the Los Trylobytes blog. I've also taken this opportunity to update page and section references to refer to the final approved version of the Ecma … [Continue reading] about A Leap Back