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   Re: [xml-dev] iTunes XML on the web

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  • Subject: Re: [xml-dev] iTunes XML on the web
  • From: Steve Ball <Steve.Ball@zveno.com>
  • Date: Fri, 02 May 2003 07:19:35 +1000
  • In-reply-to: <3EB032C1.4030001@textuality.com>
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Tim Bray wrote:
> http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/advancedSearchResults?artistTerm=Beck&albumTerm=Sea%20Change 
> Chances are, someone in the email chain line-breaks that URI so you'll 
> have to cut & paste it back together.  I find the output interesting.

Apple seem to using XML for a number of applications,
in particular Keynote (their PowerPoint equivalent).
However, they are not necessarily very good at designing
XML (unlike their hardware [*]).  A Keynote presentation file
unfortunately is not quite well-formed nor is it legal for
XML Namespaces (they use ':' in their element names - ouch!).

Fortunately, if you feed Keynote with a well-formed, XML-Namespaces-
legal document it reads it OK.  This is how I generate my

Steve Ball

* I've been a happy consumer of Apple products for many years.

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