White papers on W3C standards in practice and component content management in practice are now available in the Gilbane white paper library.
Using XML and Databases: W3C Standards in Practice serves as a handy reference guide to the current status of the major XML standards.
Component Content Management in Practice: Meeting the Demands of the Most Complex Content Applications provides an overview of the requirements for technology that manages content at a granular level. To quote the executive summary:
[The paper] compares the requirements of component content management with the capabilities of more general content management technologies, notably web content management and document management. It then looks at the technology behind CCMS in depth, and concludes with example applications where CCMS can have the most impact on an enterprise.
No registration is required to read or download the papers.