XML News from Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Sometime in the last 24 hours some virus or spammer started using the cafeconleche.org domain as the from address in its messages. Consequently I began getting a plethora of bounces. I don't actually use any e-mail addresses in the cafeconleche.org domain so I just cancelled the MX record that forwards everything to my real e-mail address. Feel free to drop e-mails from cafeconleche.org in the bit bucket if that helps you out.

One side note: in 2006 why are spam programs still sending out non-delivery messages? About half the crap I get is from spam filters that feel obliged to tell me that they filtered my spam. Any vendor who doesn't recopgnize by now that spam and viruses use forged e-mail addresses is simply incompetent and deserves to be black-holed into oblivion.

The W3C WebCGM Working Group has posted the first public working draft of WebCGM 2.0, an updated version of the ISO Computer Graphics Metafile standard (ISO/IEC 8632:1999). "WebCGM 2.0 adds a DOM (API) specification for programmatic access to WebCGM objects, and a specification of an XML Companion File (XCF) architecture, for externalization of non-graphical metadata. WebCGM 2.0, in addition, builds upon and extends the graphical and intelligent content of WebCGM 1.0, delivering functionality that was forecast for WebCGM 1.0, but was postponed in order to get the standard and its implementations to users expeditiously." Personally I thought this had been superseded by SVG, and was now a purely legacy format.