Just XML

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Prentice Hall PTR, 1999 - Web Sites - 381 pages
Sharpen up your website without complicated programming languages."
Discover how much you can do with Just XML!"
With technologies for the Internet developing almost as fast as the Internet itself, it's easy to be overwhelmed by all of the options. But when you strip away the frills, you'll discover that building a sophisticated website doesn't require a Ph.D. in computer science, just the right tools for the job. John E. Simpson shares the simple secrets behind XML-eXtensible Markup Language-the powerful tool that adds meaning and functionality to your website without complicated code, compilers, or development kits."
Even if you've never used HTML before, Just XML will walk you through the basics of creating and maintaining your own customizable XML applications, including: "

Xlink and XPointers, the enhanced linking tools of XML."
Cascading Style Sheets to fine-tune your pages' appearance on any browser"
XSL, the eXtensible Style Language."
DTDs, the Document Type Definitions that underlie the presentation of XML pages."

Drawing on everyday examples from daily newspapers to B movies of the 1950s, Just XML gets you started quickly. Of course you'll learn the theory along the way, but, most important, you'll be using XML hands-on from the very beginning. Before you waste time and money learning those other complicated programs, master the simple secret: you can do it with Just XML."

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This is such a beginner's book that webmaster Simpson (coauthor of HTML for Fun and Profit) doesn't even expect the reader to understand HTML, although he acknowledges that a familiarity with HTML ... Read full review


XML Basics
Breaking the Ice
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John Simpson has been an applications programmer and systems analyst since 1979. Since 1993, he has been a Distributed Systems Specialist with the City of Tallahassee, Florida, responsible for database and Web development and management.

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