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1. RSS

<p>
<xptr 
type="transclude" 
url="http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/rsscache/news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml" 
rend="rss"/>
        </p>
Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledgeEd Miliband says a pledge of further devolution to Scotland will be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts" amid a row with David Cameron over how to implement it.
Global protests over climate changeProtests to demand urgent action on climate change kick off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world.
Leicester City 5-3 Manchester UnitedManchester United let a 3-1 lead slip as Leicester City fight back to secure a stunning victory at the King Power Stadium.
Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashesThe Yemeni prime minister resigns after days of deadly clashes between Shia rebels and pro-government forces in the capital, Sanaa.
Afghan contenders sign unity dealA deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.
Witheridge family 'broken' by murderThe family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island.
UK hostage's wife in appeal to ISThe wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledgeThe minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.
Twenty dogs die in house blazeTwenty dogs die in their cages after a house catches fire in Hornsea, in East Yorkshire.
Pope decries 'perverted' extremistsTens of thousands of people attend a Mass by Pope Francis, as the pontiff hits out at extremists "perverting" religion to justify violence.
<p>
<xptr 
type="transclude" 
url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml" 
rend="rssbrief"/>
        </p>
Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledge
Global protests over climate change
Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United
Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashes
Afghan contenders sign unity deal
Witheridge family 'broken' by murder
UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS
Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge
Twenty dogs die in house blaze
Pope decries 'perverted' extremists
<p>
<xptr 
type="transclude" 
url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml" 
rend="rssnoimage"/>
        </p>
Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledgeEd Miliband says a pledge of further devolution to Scotland will be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts" amid a row with David Cameron over how to implement it.
Global protests over climate changeProtests to demand urgent action on climate change kick off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world.
Leicester City 5-3 Manchester UnitedManchester United let a 3-1 lead slip as Leicester City fight back to secure a stunning victory at the King Power Stadium.
Yemen PM quits amid rebel clashesThe Yemeni prime minister resigns after days of deadly clashes between Shia rebels and pro-government forces in the capital, Sanaa.
Afghan contenders sign unity dealA deal to form a unity government in Afghanistan has been signed at a televised ceremony in Kabul, ending months of political wrangling.
Witheridge family 'broken' by murderThe family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island.
UK hostage's wife in appeal to ISThe wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledgeThe minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.
Twenty dogs die in house blazeTwenty dogs die in their cages after a house catches fire in Hornsea, in East Yorkshire.
Pope decries 'perverted' extremistsTens of thousands of people attend a Mass by Pope Francis, as the pontiff hits out at extremists "perverting" religion to justify violence.
<p>
<xptr 
type="transclude" 
url="http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_uk_edition/front_page/rss.xml" 
rend="rss rsslimit-2"/>
        </p>
Miliband: 'No ifs' on Scots pledgeEd Miliband says a pledge of further devolution to Scotland will be fulfilled "no ifs, no buts" amid a row with David Cameron over how to implement it.
Global protests over climate changeProtests to demand urgent action on climate change kick off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world.


2. Entities and XIncludes

Entities: at the top of the file

<!DOCTYPE TEI.2 [
<!ENTITY ThisYear "2009">
]>
and then
<p>We'll party like it's &ThisYear;</p>

We'll party like it's 2009

XInclude: In a separate file called ‘disclaimer.xml’, we write

<p>Usual disclaimers apply.</p>
and then say
<include
	xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
	href="disclaimer.xml"/>
noting that the included file must be well-formed XML (ie have a single root element).

Usual disclaimers apply

Partial XInclude:

<include xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" href="strings.xml#xpointer(//seg[@n='thisYear'])"/>
2009

Using PI:

<?string thisYear?>



3. Tables

 <p>
<table frame="border">
<head>table shows the rise and fall of mortality. Using frame="border"</head>
<row role='label'>
         <cell/><cell cols="3">years</cell></row>
<row role='label'>
         <cell/><cell>2006</cell><cell>2007</cell><cell>2008</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Leonard's, Shoreditch</cell>
         <cell>64</cell> <cell>84</cell> <cell>119</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate</cell>
         <cell>65</cell> <cell>105</cell> <cell>116</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Giles's, Cripplegate</cell>
         <cell>213</cell> <cell>421</cell> <cell>554</cell></row>
</table>
</p>
Table 1. table shows the rise and fall of mortality. Using frame="border"
years
200620072008
St. Leonard's, Shoreditch 64 84 119
St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate 65 105 116
St. Giles's, Cripplegate 213 421 554
<p>
<table border="3">
<head>table shows the rise and fall of mortality.  Using border="3"</head>
<row role='label'>
         <cell/><cell cols="3">years</cell></row>
<row role='label'>
         <cell/><cell>2006</cell><cell>2007</cell><cell>2008</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Leonard's, Shoreditch</cell>
         <cell>64</cell> <cell>84</cell> <cell>119</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate</cell>
         <cell>65</cell> <cell>105</cell> <cell>116</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Giles's, Cripplegate</cell>
         <cell>213</cell> <cell>421</cell> <cell>554</cell></row>
</table>
</p>
Table 2. table shows the rise and fall of mortality. Using border="3"
years
200620072008
St. Leonard's, Shoreditch 64 84 119
St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate 65 105 116
St. Giles's, Cripplegate 213 421 554
<p>
<table border="20">
<head>table shows the rise and fall of mortality.  Using border="20"</head>
<row role='label'>
    <cell/><cell cols="3">years</cell></row>
<row role='label'>
         <cell/><cell>2006</cell><cell>2007</cell><cell>2008</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Leonard's, Shoreditch</cell>
         <cell align="right">64</cell> <cell align="right">84</cell> <cell align="right">119</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate</cell>
         <cell align="right">65</cell> <cell align="right">105</cell> <cell align="right">116</cell></row>
<row><cell role='label'>St. Giles's, Cripplegate</cell>
         <cell align="right">213</cell> <cell align="right">421</cell> <cell align="right">554</cell></row>
</table>
</p>
Table 3. table shows the rise and fall of mortality. Using border="20"
years
200620072008
St. Leonard's, Shoreditch 64 84 119
St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate 65 105 116
St. Giles's, Cripplegate 213 421 554


4. RSS from blogs.it.ox.ac.uk



5. Reading multiple RSS feeds

Crowdsourcing timecapsules

merton-150x150We are supporting Merton @750 which uses the Oxford Community Collection Model to crowdsource a “living time-capsule” bringing together the Merton College community for this, their 750th Anniversary Year.

Public Engagement Guide

networkingPublic engagement and impact are increasingly important to many researchers and lecturers within the University. This Oxford guide will provide you with practical suggestions for using IT tools to help you achieve your goals in both of these areas.

A Digital Strategy for Oxford

The University has a new digital strategy out for consultation. The digital strategy is intended to answer the question: how should the University deliver its strategic plan in an environment that is increasingly digital? It provides a set of strategic aims and the broad outline of an implementation plan to meet those aims. It will provide a framework for activities across the collegiate University.

Digital Skills

2014TrinityCover_smallThe University suggests in its digital strategy that we should provide: “Training and skills for staff and students to broaden and deepen the capability of all members of the University to embrace digital.” The schedule for IT teaching in Trinity Term 2014 is now available.

Digital Expertise

henryOur Academic IT XML and TEI experts worked with Bodleian Libraries to develop digital texts of Shakespeare’s plays.  Henry V is released today. The XML-encoded plays will allow readers to search across plays and within a character’s speeches, as well as broadening accessibility to diverse audiences including computer analysis.

Student Innovation

proofJISC summer of innovation will fund student teams to develop novel ideas on how to use technology to improve student life. If  an idea proves popular (achieves 250 votes from at least 10 institutions) they  will consider it for funding.  Here’s an idea from students at Oxford. Vote now.

European Recollection

IMG_1722German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel talks about Europeana 1914-1918 and the importance of the remembrance of ‪the First World War‬: ”I am happy that many people participate and that history also becomes more comprehensible. … This is a great thing”.

Research-intensive universities and online learning

LERU logoA new advice paper, Online Learning at Research-Intensive Universities, has been published by the League of European Research Universities (LERU). Co-authored and edited by Professor Sally Mapstone, Oxford’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education, it states that research-intensive universities must both embrace and strongly influence the online future of education. Professor Mapstone comments: ‘Intelligent scenario planning, underpinned by a willingness to think radically where necessary, will be key to the future provision of a successful learning experience for the next generations of students.’ Regarding quality control, she adds: ‘Research-intensive universities should take the lead in defining standards and expectations for quality assurance in online education. Online offerings should always be subjected to the same rigorous evaluation as traditional course offerings.’

Squawk! @morethanadodo notches up its 5,000th follower

dodopaint1Congratulations to our digital feathered friend from the University Museum of Natural History on reaching a big milestone in his?/her? social media activities! You can read all about @morethanadodo and how colleagues from the Museum maintained a lively outreach programme during the Museum’s year-long closure in one of our many case studies of innovative practice with digital technologies at the University.

Oxford &amp; the Great War: Scholars&#8217; View

war_memorial_oldOn the centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War, the University has released a short video in which two distinguished historians – Professor Margaret MacMillan and Sir Hew Strachan – speak about the public’s understanding of the War and the role of academics in dispelling myths and misunderstandings.



6. Using FormMail for a form

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