Friday, September 21, 2012

From Microcomp to XML

Interesting reading about the GPOs move to an internal XML system. I have a soft spot for MicroComp. In particular the very fine typographic control if afforded over layout of tables and as I've said before, separating presentation and content is easier said than done. Especially in legal materials. All in all however, XML is obviously the way to go for an organization like GPO but there are a significant number of important subtleties related to legispruduce that they will need to be careful with. Especially when it comes to the amendatory cycle of bills.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yup. Its complicated.

Sean Blanchfield on Software Complexity. Well worth a read.