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September 1999 Newsletter of the

Front Range Unix Users Group

Cndnsd Vrsn: 4 PM Thursday September 9 ACS Room 123 - XML



The September meeting of the Front Range UNIX Users Group will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday September 9. Tom Cargill and Marc Rochkind will introduce us to XML and its uses.

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a text-based, tree-centric W3C standard for encoding self-describing data. It is designed to ease the interchange of diverse types of data across a variety of platforms and applications, including the WWW.

Marc and Tom will motivate and introduce the technology, offering a basic roadmap through the growing alphabet soup of DTD, XSL, XLL, DOM, SAX, etc., ultimately presenting some examples of concrete working code.

Call for Work-In-Progress Reports: If you are already using XML, or are seriously contemplating its use, please consider preparing an executive summary presentation (<=90 seconds, <=1 foil), emphasizing your problem domain in which XML might be applied. The goal of this WIP session is to explore the diversity of the domains. If you would like to present, please contact Marc ( or Tom (

Meeting Location

This meeting will be in room 123 of the CU Academic Computing Center building at Arapahoe and Marine Streets in Boulder. Marine St intersects Arapahoe at 38th St; the Computing Center is on the southwest corner.

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Our Last Meeting

At our July meeting, Liz Coolbaugh gave us a thorough guided tour of Linux distributions. Please see our previous meetings page for details.

FRUUG Library Notes

There's a growing number of overdue books that we'd like to see returned to the library... please check the overdue book list and be sure that your name is not on it!

This month's new books include donations from all three publishers who graciously provide books for the FRUUG library:

  • Addison Wesley has provided us copies of "Enterprise Java Beans; Developing Component-Based Distributed Applications" and "The Jini Specification."
  • O'Reilly sent us a copy of "Java Servlet Programming."
  • The USENIX Association has updated us with copies of The 3rd USENIX Windows NT Symposium Proceedings, and the Proceedings of the 2nd Large Installation System Administration of Windows NT Conference.

You may check books out using your business card as your library card; you must be on the membership list to check books out. Books are due at the meeting following the one in which they are checked out. If you don't return your library books by the next meeting, you might find yourself on our overdue book list. We count on you returning books on time so that other members may have the chance to use them as well.

Remember that your FRUUG membership entitles you to 20% off books from O'Reilly & Associates when ordered through their toll-free number, (800) 998-9938. Mention discount code DSUG.

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