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PHP Interface for HierMenus 4 - WebReference Update - 010924

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This week we feature a PHP/MySQL interface for Peter's hiermenus 4. Michael chimes in with a nifty update to his RSS Java applet, that displays RSS files from *anywhere* not just the originating site. In other news, don't miss Adobe's redesign article and Lou Rosenfeld's interview with Peter Bogaards. *- link to us today *- newsletter home

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1. FEATURE: PHP Interface for HierMenus 4 2. XML: RSS without limits: JERSS 3. UPDATE: HierMenus Showcase 4. BOOK EXCERPT: Inside XSLT: Working with XSLT Elements 5. OTHER VOICES: * The Adobe redesign * Interview with Peter Bogaards * Fast downloading, information rich websites * Processing Text with Perl Modules 6. NET NEWS: * Google Buys Xerox PARC Spin-Off's Assets

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. FEATURE: PHP Interface for HierMenus 4

Among its other features, you can use PHP to retrieve, format, and pass dynamic data to Web pages as JavaScript structures. Guest author J. "JC" Chakrabarty introduces this capability by discussing his PHP/MySQL interface to HierMenus 4.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2. EXPLORING XML: RSS without limits: JERSS

Our RSSApplet tool allows you to retrieve and display RSS feeds only from the applet's host. This combination Java servlet and JavaScript approach, however, can display RSS headlines from any source. By Michael Classen.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3. UPDATE: HierMenus Showcase

If it's dynamic menu ideas you seek, look no further than our own HierMenus showcase! Freshly updated with over 300 new links, this list features sites that are using our own DHTML Hierarchical Menus script from all four corners of the Web.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 4. BOOK EXCERPT: Inside XSLT: Working with XSLT Elements

Building an XSLT stylesheet requires familiarity with XSLT elements. In this second of our series of excerpts from the New Riders publication "Inside XSLT," we examine the more common elements needed in stylesheets, along with their allowed attributes and data types.

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 5. OTHER VOICES: The Adobe redesign, Interview with Peter Bogaards, Fast downloading, information rich websites, Processing Text with Perl Modules

>The Adobe redesign

Making the invisible visible with hillmancurtis, inc., Sep. 2001

>Interview with Peter Bogaards

Lou Rosenfeld interviews Info Designer Peter Bogaards on his craft. Argus Center for Information Architecture, Sep. 7, 2001

>Fast downloading, information rich websites

People who use the Web want pages that download quickly. They want websites that are full of useful information. They want to be able to customize these websites so that they can get to the information they want as quickly as possible. Gerry McGovern, Sep. 24, 2001

>Processing Text with Perl Modules

In the final article of this series on text processing, Jonathan Eisenzopf takes a tour through a cornucopia of useful text processing modules that kick the tar out of some of those arduous text processing tasks., Sep. 24, 2001

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6. NET NEWS: Google Buys Xerox PARC Spin-Off's Assets

>Google Buys Xerox PARC Spin-Off's Assets

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That's it for this week, see you next time.

Andrew King Newsletter Editor,

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