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Tuesday 21 June 2016

The Web is getting away from text and that's very bad news

The Web is built on text from top to bottom (HTTP, ASCII, Unicode, HTML, JSON, etc.)

But there is more and more incoming content which is less and less text (Video, GIF, HTTP/2, etc.)

This has negative effect on accessibility and indexing (which in the end are the same)

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Thursday 11 August 2011

XProc Quine

You may have heard of the Quicksort implementation in XProc of the famous algorithm in XProc

Here comes now the Quine, i.e a computer program which takes no input and produces a copy of its own source code as its only output.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<p:declare-step xmlns:p="http://www.w3.org/ns/xproc" version="1.0">
   <p>(c) Innovimax 2011 - The first XProc Quine</p>
 <p:output port="result"/>
   <p:input port="source">
       <p:declare-step version="1.0">
           <p>(c) Innovimax 2011 - The first XProc Quine</p>
         <p:output port="result"/>
           <p:input port="source">
         <p:insert match="p:inline" position="first-child">
           <p:input port="source"/>
           <p:input port="insertion"/>
 <p:insert match="p:inline" position="first-child">
   <p:input port="source"/>
   <p:input port="insertion"/>

It works in any of the many implementations of XProc. If you run for GPL, go look at QuiXProc

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Interview d'Innovimax à l'INRIA

Interview de Mohamed Zergaoui, directeur d'Innovimax

Comment êtes-vous entré en contact avec l’Inria ?

Nous étions intervenu dans un projet ANR avec Joachim Niehren de l’équipe Mostrare ; il nous a ensuite mis en relation avec le responsable sectoriel de la Direction du Transfert et de l’Innovation. La première étape a été de définir le périmètre du projet de transfert, d’étudier le mode et le cadre temporel de notre collaboration. Et c’est en juin 2010 que nous avons démarré.

Quels sont les résultats à ce jour ?

La première version libre et téléchargeable de QuiXProc a été mise en ligne aujourd’hui afin de commencer à faire tester notre technologie par des entreprises ! www.quiXProc.com

Quels sont les enjeux immédiats pour Innovimax concernant QuiXProc ?

Nous recherchons des partenaires spécialisés dans le traitement des données soit commerciaux pour déployer la solution soit technologiques pour intégrer nos travaux dans des produits existants.

Comment envisagez-vous la suite du partenariat avec l’Inria ?

Nous souhaitons intensifier cette collaboration, forts de la conviction que notre intérêt en tant que petite entreprise est d’investir dans notre capital technologique pour garantir la pérennité de notre activité en développant d’autres terrains d’application ; notamment la santé, biochimie, pharmacie, etc…

Copyright (c) 2011 - INRIA - http://www.inria.fr/innovation/edition-de-logiciels-systemes-embarques/logiciels-technologies-a-suivre/interview-de-mohamed-zergaoui

Monday 16 May 2011

QuiXProc Open now join QuiXProc Free and QuiXProc Pro product family

Almost one year after XProc became a Recommendation, Innovimax is releasing QuiXProc Open : http://code.google.com/p/quixproc

This is the GPL version of our XProc family of products

So now you have :

  • QuiXProc Free, the free version of our commercial product
  • QuiXProc Pro, the pro version with more performances and more services
  • QuiXProc Open, the GPL version to gather community support

See all the details on http://quixproc.com

Monday 6 September 2010

Audit Stratégie Numérique sans frais

Innovimax mets en place à partir de maintenant, un nouveau service pour les sociétés ayant un service de publications importants et souhaitant tirer activement partie du numérique :

Un pré-audit de stratégie numérique d'une durée d'une demi journée permettant de faire rapidement le point sur les grands axes à mettre en place dans votre entreprise pour tirer le maximum des nouveaux canaux de diffusions numériques : ePub, Web 2.0, iPhone, etc.

Pour cela nous mettons a profit notre expérience auprès de grands noms de l'édition structurée (juridique, statistique) en France et en Europe, ainsi que notre savoir-faire dans le domaine de la qualité et des standards W3C et ISO.

N'hesitez pas à nous contacter ici avant le 31 octobre 2010.

Thursday 8 April 2010

31000 feet Training

You find yourself lost among acronyms: XML, SGML, CSS, HTML, etc.?

But those technologies are not very appealing to you as is, because you want to stay at the heart of your business, and understand what those technologies could bring new to you!

For that purpose, <Innovimax/> is now launching 31000 feet Training sessions, to allow you to understand what you need to understand out of those technologies and software, without having to become a computer scientist.

We are starting with those training on :

  • Multimedia publishing (with special attention on the Web and ePub/eBook)
  • Accessibility of Internet Applications
  • Careful choice of rich data editing tools (or how to take full advantage of Word, InDesign or Excel)
  • The full potential of new Browsers

Please contact us for more details

Formations 31000 pieds

Vous êtes vous souvent retrouvé perdu parmis les acronymes : XML, SGML, CSS, HTML, etc ?

Mais ces technologies ne vous intéressent pas en tant que telles, vous désirez rester maître de votre métier, mais comprendre toutefois ce que ces technologies peuvent vous apporter !

Pour ce faire, <Innovimax/> mets en place les formations 31000 pieds pour vous permettre de comprendre ce dont vous avez besoin des technologies et de leurs applications, sans avoir à devenir technicien de l'informatique.

Nous démarrons par des formations sur :

  • L'édition multisupports (incluant un volet sur Internet, et l'ePub/eBook)
  • L'accessibilité des applications internet
  • Bien choisir ses outils de saisie d'information (ou comment tirer partie de Word, InDesign ou Excel)
  • Le potentiel des nouveaux navigateurs

Contactez nous

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Innovimax provides a new product on the same product line as Droit-Algerie : Welcome Droit-Afrique-Pro.com

Droit-Algerie.com, went out in late 2007. It is the first website dedicated to Algerian business and tax laws. It is aimed at helping companies dealing permanently or temporarily within Algeria, as well as lawyers, legal advisors, associations and administrations.

Since then, we have:

  • improved dramatically our way to deal with legal content
  • fixed a lot of quirks
  • have a database that has grown more than 3 times
  • a faster search engine

Along with Droit-Algerie.com, we have now Droit-Afrique-Pro.com our new plateform: it is able to handle a whole family of countries at a time. We are starting by having informations on Cameroun and we will add a new country every 6 weeks : Bénin, Burkina Faso, Centrafrique, Comores, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Guinée, Guinée Equatoriale, Mali, Niger, Sénégal, Tchad et Togo

For the moment, all the content is in French, but we are planning very soon to have (at least) a multilingual interface

If you're interested in using the product, please feel free to fill this form

If you want us to build a new product, with Your Content on this plateform please fill this form

XML Prague MMX (2010) went very well

For its 5th edition, XML Prague MMX went very well !

A bunch of very good talks, among them, I have special mentions for Sharon Adler's on Why is Markup Still Important after 30 years and Will it Still be Important in Another 30 and the closing keynote of our fellow Guild Michael Sperberg-McQueen, The View from Prague.

There was much more people than previous editions, and we had to tackle some last minute reorganizations : we went out of beer !!!

Anyway, it was very refreshing to see that XML is not dead, and that an awful lot of people are style attracted by angle brackets !

Stay tuned

Tuesday 30 June 2009

Montréal [Balisage] Streaming and Visual tools

I'm going to make two presentations in Montreal this year

One at the symposium headed by Mike Kay

Monday 10th, August 1:40 am - 12:20 pm

Memory management in streaming: buffering, lookahead, or none. Which to choose?

Although the ideal approach to streaming is to process markup events as soon as they are encountered, 
with no memory needing to be used for storing parts of the input document, this is not always feasible, 
and in practice it is useful to consider "near-streaming" approaches that involve a limited amount of buf-
fering or lookahead. In the extreme, however, such approaches degenerate until they are indistinguishable
from non-streaming processes. This paper attempts a classification of streaming and near-streaming
processing methods using different approaches to memory management, and discusses the advantages
and disadvantages of each.

The other one would be the next day at the Main Conference about Visual tools

Tuesday 4:45 pm- 5:30 pm

(LB) Visual Designers: Those XML tools with no angle bracket at all!

Is the future of XML planned to be without XML? Visual tools are everywhere and XProc might be the 
first XML dialect to be immediately available with its visual editor. After erratic evolutions, visual tools
have become more and more precise (even HTML+CSS tools are now very powerful), and are become
more and more main stream. Could we imagine dealing with XML Schema without descent Visual Tools?
We will show in this presentation an overview of where we do XML without seeing any angle bracket and
the places where we expect to have some equivalent tools soon.

Again take a look at the program to see very interesting talks and very interesting speakers also !

See you in Montréal

PS (fr) : Il y aura quelques francophones pour les présentations alors n'hésitez pas à venir (Jacques Durand, Florent Georges, Eric Lemoine, Yves Marcoux)

The Wind of Changes in the Web

Today Firefox 3.5 has been launched with success (1 million download in the first two hours).

Three weeks ago, Safari 4 was launched and get some reasonnable success (11 millions download in 3 days with 6 millions for windows plateform).

Opera 10 is about to be out (it is still a Beta for the moment)

IE 8 is already out since March

Google Chrome 3.0 is in preparation

The other news to mix with that is that

Microsoft will not ship Windows 7 with IE 8 in Europe ; it will be up to the OEMs to include one or more Browser of their choice !

Wednesday 15 April 2009

Becoming a Guild !

I just got the immense privilege to be nominated as a Guild by the XML Guild.

This group is composed of amazing XML talents around the world (see the list)

It would definitly be a great adventure to join them, so stay tuned !

Wednesday 7 January 2009

XML Prague 2009

This year XML Prague will be on 21/22 March 2009. End of Call For Paper is Friday 9th January 2009. See all info on http://www.xmlprague.cz/call-for-papers.html

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Wednesday 26 November 2008

XML 1.0 Fifth edition

A little bit more than 10 years after the first edition of the recommendation, XML is trying to go to a fully i18n respectful way.

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XProc is now a Candidate Recommendation

3 years now that we are crafting XProc. It is the first of a series of post that are going to take a 30000 feet view. And make us go to the recommendation and beyond !

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