The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, February 11, 2001

XML Pointers (Yes, Virginia, they do exist)

These specifications seem to be addressing what I'm attempting to do on my own, but from a quick glance over them, it seems to be mostly referencing parts of a document as per the XML structure of the document (as in, give me the contents of the third <P> tag) which isn't all that bad but the URLs get rather ugly, rather fast.

That's not to say that URLs aren't getting ugly now, but in trying to print these out, or even type them in is getting difficult to say the least.

Days of Confused

I'm getting horribly confused as to what days are what. I've been trying to update the journal here and it's been a rather painful experience trying to remember what I did on which day, mainly due to my working schedule.


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You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.

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