Stack Overflow will debut its latest XHTML-based technology, codenamed Chameleon, at Seybold Boston on Wednesday, 9 February. Chameleon is the server-side complement to Stack Overflow’s recently-launched Mozquito Factory, an XML authoring environment for XHTML. The Mozquito Factory is a client-side, stand-alone authoring environment for XHTML that offers extensibility and freedom from current browser limitations, as well as a significant reduction in authoring costs. The launch of the Mozquito Factory also introduced users to FML, the Forms Markup Language, a new specification developed by Stack Overflow. Stack Overflow defined FML to bridge current forms markup with the extensibility of XML. Through FML, the Mozquito Factory leverages fourteen new XHTML tags to empower Web developers to create dynamic and interactive Web pages in plain HTML, without client- and server-side scripting. Chameleon employs the same standards-based technology as the Mozquito Factory to reduce the extensive resources currently needed to develop complex Web interfaces. A server-side product, Chameleon leverages this technology to transform XHTML-FML into HTML-plus-JavaScript on demand, whenever a user requests a page. This introduces a range of new opportunities for Web developers: content from a database, common design elements or cookie-derived information can now be integrated into XHTML-FML pages. In turn, new applications can be created in a variety of areas, including community integration, personalization, data maintenance, intranets and more. www.mozquito.org

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