[XML-SIG] Re: [4suite] New Akara Features

Uche Ogbuji uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 21:18:03 -0700

Uche Ogbuji wrote:

> I've been steadily updating and improving the framework on which I 
> manage tips and information for Python/XML developers.
> http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/akara/nodes/2003-01-01/pyxml-akara
> Ever more content and ever more framework features.  I call the 
> framework Akara, and it steals the IMHO best ideas from Wikis, Blogs, 
> FAQ Wizards and the like, and offers a convenient interface for 
> managing loosely related news and information.  I'm preparing to 
> release Akara as a separate project, but I thought I'd point out some 
> of the new features you can already find on the Python/XML Akara.
> * An RSS feed of new items.  Look for the RSS icon on key pages
> * Ability for arbitrary users to add comments
> * Better organization of the items between the sections
> * There are now three sections
>    - General Python/XML
>    - 4Suite users
>    - 4Suite core developers
> I welcome feedback, and if you have any thoughts on items that may 
> need correction, clarification or expansion, please don' hesitate to 
> use the comment form for each item.
> http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/akara/nodes/2003-01-01/pyxml-akara

I thought it worth mentioning that the simplistic RSS generator I added 
to Akara using Versa and XSLT produced 100% valid RSS right out of the 
box.  Mark Pilgrim's and Sam Ruby's RSS Validator ( 
http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/10/22/rss_validator.html ) passed 
it first time.

Pretty cool how easy such things can be.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Universal Business Language (UBL) - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-think16.html
EXSLT by example - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/x-exslt.html
The worry about program wizards - http://www.adtmag.com/article.asp?id=7238
Use rdf:about and rdf:ID effectively in RDF/XML - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tiprdfai.html
Keep context straight in XSLT - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-tipcurrent.html
Python Generators + DOM - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/01/08/py-xml.html
Simple XML Processing With elementtree - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/02/12/py-xml.html