Compiled over the last few weeks, here's a random list of some
subjects I'd love to see covered in XTech 2006.
There's now only three weeks left of the call for
participation -- so it's definitely time get that proposal in! Mail me if you have any questions.
- OpenDocument vs. Microsoft Office Open XML (am I the only one annoyed by how this format is abbreviated as "Open XML"?)
- Ruby on Rails 1.0
- Firefox 1.5, including its many new features for developers. I loved the idea from Tristan Nitot that extensions are a way to keep Firefox successful. There's a lot of potential here. Anybody want to attend a tutorial on making Firefox extensions?
- W3C Rich Web Clients Activity
- XSLT 2.0 adoption and implementation--anyone but Saxon?
- The Web Desktop. I was incredibly interested in this post of Miguel de Icaza's. For a long time I've felt RDF could hold the desktop together, data-wise, but he also proposes that HTTP and web services could do a similar thing. I suspect these are two strands of development that go hand in hand.
- Design, usability and patterns for AJAX web applications.
- Open Content Alliance
- RSS and Atom: despite the release of Atom, RSS continues to grow down its own path. I reckon it's about time to sort out where each are going, and what they're best for.
- XSL-FO: I use this technology regularly for preparing PDFs with RenderX, and the specification itself is mature. It seems time to take stock of XSL-FO and where it might go in future.
Submit your proposal here: XTech 2006 Call for
Participation. XTech will be held 16-19 May 2006, Amsterdam, Netherlands.