Not too impressive web design I know,
but it's 1 am and I got to round this up. Basically what you need to
know is that XMLc is a compiler that can parse an XML file to generate
a computer program that can be assembled / processed / compiled in it's
own environment aferwards.
You can download the program here
. Please note
this software requires Windows to run.
I appologize for the relatively large number of dependencies, these you
can get on the internet fine and this is only the devolopment version
of the compiler anyway.
As far as I cound understand the standards, XMLc is W3C XML and XLink
compilant. If it's not, remind
and I'll fix it. XMLc is also programming-language independend,
which means you can use it to create computer programs in any text-code
based programming language.
What you need to know in order to be able to start coding, is how XMLc
reads XML files. In accordance to the XML and XLink standards, each XML
file must look something like this (and this is an example of an ASM
Since the links to the components as defined in the "xml:base" header
are located on the internet, you can copy this code to a file, drag it
into the compiler and click "Compile", the components will be
downloaded automatically and the program will compile fine (the
components are tiny and the compile should complete in a few moments,
but you will get a progress indicator so you can see what the compiler
That is, the content is copied to the destination file directly, but
the tags are translated according to the content of the XML files they
are href-ed at. "xml:base" is the path of the files (you can create
groups by adding attional such tags in the style of
xml:base="../otherdir/", etc, all in accordance to the XLink standard
of course), while the individual "xmlns:href"s aim at the files you are
reffering to. The naming of the tags is user-defined, which means you
can choose how you want to name your tags, the only rule is that you
must match every open tag with the close tag of the same name. The rule
in XML is that there can only be one top-level tag, which in this case
is the "<code>" tag, but you can add as many meaningless tags
inbetween as you want, in order to make your code more readable.
"xml:base" may either point to a location on the harddrive or the web.