Somewhat surprisingly, the XML Prague 2013 paper I mentioned in an earlier post was accepted. Considering how little time I had to write it (“writing” is probably a bit of a stretch, “drafting” is more to the point), I have to say I’m extremely pleased. I’m very much looking forward to presenting it.
I’m going to talk about the eXist-based publishing solution I’ve been busy doing for a client. It began as a humble PDF-on-demand service but came to include a lot of stuff I find cool in and slightly outside the world of XML. There’s XProc, XQuery, RelaxNG, the process XML abstraction I have been working on, XML authoring, nightly mirroring from SQL databases to eXist, and more. And it all seems to come together quite well. I’ve had fun working with all this so I’m hoping it might be of interest to others, too.
XML Prague, of course, is worth a visit regardless. Think of it as an XML weekend about cool new things frequently starting with an “X”, interesting people, Czech hospitality (including Czech beer), and one of my favourite cities, Prague.