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I mostly work with Novell/NetIQ Identity Manager, an XML based product that use XSLT, XPATH, and DirXML Script (its own XML based language).

I have written a book on the topic of the DirXML Script language.

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Jun
14
comment What is the view of Judaism or majority Jews towards Islam?
@DoubleAA Many more issues to raise on Islam, but on this specific issue, this is the key one of interest.
Sep
5
comment Does Kelayim apply to road cantaloupe/courgette?
Are there explicit combinations not allowed? I recall something about within a species was ok? So green squash with yellow squash? How far 'apart' would they need to be to qualify, say in Eretz Yisroel?
Sep
5
comment Does Kelayim apply to road cantaloupe/courgette?
@DoubleAA Nope, in the US.
Mar
8
comment What was the biggest miracle in the time of the Megilla?
You forgot about Apricot computers! Also from a tree. (Apple II days clone).
Mar
8
comment Why do we say “Ve'Atah Kadosh”?
@DoubleAA What about V'Yichulu on Shabbos? While it is technically a repetition of Shoma Esre, it is still an extra component.
Mar
7
comment Looking for a source for well done Purim Torah Gemaras
Clever, but I admit, not making me laugh. So far seems like parody which is ok I suppose.
Dec
26
comment Prayer in a chapel (bes midrash room) vs. in the main synagogue
The Fashion District shul in Manhattan is a nice example. For Yom Tov they actually have a large sanctuary, but for weekday they get just barely a minyan, so they use the small bais medrash. (7th and 40th st, north west corner). Conservative too I think.
Dec
13
comment What can a Menorah be made of?
Chabad on 5th Ave in Manhattan often has an ice menorah outside their building. But no one is yotzei with that one, but it does look pretty.
Nov
24
comment Are magazine subscriptions ribbis?
Are you suggesting the regular price is Ribbis, or the discounted price? Since it seems the discounted price is the opposite of Ribbis.
Nov
13
comment When and why did the black velvet yarmulke become the standard for some communities?
@avi Excellent points. Also why I wanted larger ones. But my experience with larger knit kippahs is that the thread is much thicker and thus much less effort to make larger.
Nov
1
comment Why do we step before Shemona Esrei?
Maybe if I add Kaviyachol? Would that make it better. I had wondered as well why the downvotes.
Oct
26
comment How does Shabbos/Yom Tov mode on a stove work?
@Dave that was my understanding. Or at least how my mom explained it to me. And being a nice Jewish boy I know not to doubt my mother.
Oct
26
comment Voice-activated electronics on Shabbat
@avi The more things change, the more they stay the same. Not worth a down vote though. :)
Oct
18
comment Esrog flax on woolen clothes
I recall pressed felt, made of mixed fibers as a possible shatnez. Functionally, pressed felt seems like the same as above?
Oct
18
comment Esrog flax on woolen clothes
I always thought it was hemp, but I am young enough that the early 80's would be when I began to remember such stuff.
Oct
7
comment Do we make a bracha on a talis, the night of Yom Kippur?
And asking reminded me to go find my kittel, glad I looked, since my wife had moved it somewhere only she knows about. :)
Oct
7
comment Do we make a bracha on a talis, the night of Yom Kippur?
That's about what I figured. Thanks!
Oct
6
comment Why is it ok to use tap water/toilets on Shabbos? Considering the source of the water pressure
I get your point, but I suppose it is a question of how 'disconnected' does it have to be, before it stops being a concern?
Oct
6
comment Why is it ok to use tap water/toilets on Shabbos? Considering the source of the water pressure
@msh210: I thought I did. When you use water, something has to compensate. Since water systems around the world differ (Gravity fed due to mountain based sources, vs water towers (Pumps) vs dams, vs simple pumping stations something is happening because you used the water.
Oct
6
comment Why is it ok to use tap water/toilets on Shabbos? Considering the source of the water pressure
Does that assume that there are enough people that the system needing more water is pretty much constant and always running? Like I have heard for people in large Manhattan apartment buildings being ok using the hot water on Shabbos?