Real World XML

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Peachpit Press, 2003 - Computers - 1162 pages
Steven Holzner's friendly, easy-to-read style has turned this book (formerly known as Inside XML) into the leading reference on XML. Unlike other XML books, this one is packed with hundreds of real-world examples, fully tested and ready to use!

Holzner teaches you XML like no other author can, covering every major XML topic today and detailing the ways XML is used now--connecting XML to databases (both locally and on web servers), stying XML for viewing in today's web browsers, reading and parsing XML documents in browsers, writing and using XML schemas, creating graphical XML browsers, working with the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and a great deal more. Real World XML is designed to be the standard in XML coverage--more complete, and more accessible, than any other.

"The author's approach is definitely bottom up, written in a highly personable tone. He makes efficient use of example code, which sets this book apart from many I have read in the past. His examples bring to life the code without overwhelming the reader, and he does not present any examples for which the reader has not been prepared. In addition, no prior knowledge of XML is assumed. As such, this is an excellent book for both beginners and intermediate level web designers and programmers. Experts, too, will find this book of value, due to its emphasis on real world applicability. Overall, this book will benefit all web developers and programmers, with a special emphasis on beginner and intermediate developers."--Donna A. Dulo, MS, MA, Senior Systems Engineer, U.S. Department of Defense

"This book will provide a brilliant basis for anyone wishing to keep up to speed with the new XML developments."--Mr. Andrew Madden, Department of Computer Science, University of Wales

"I found this book's strengths to be: its exhaustive specification reference for the conscientious developer; access to the official specs, which is key; the wide variety of choices provided for all aspects of XML; several alternatives provided for each editor, browser, parser, stylesheet transform engine, and programming language; and working examples that show the power of the tools used."--Jaime Ryan, Software Developer/Documentation Manager, Blue Titan Software

 

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Contents

Overview CHAPTER 1 Essential XML
1
CHAPTER
16
Creating WellFormed XML Documents
49
Creating Document Type Definitions
99
Entities and Attributes
145
Creating XML Schemas
195
Understanding JavaScript
239
Handling XML Documents with JavaScript
299
Java and SAX
569
XSL Transformations
623
XSL Formatting Objects
687
XLinks and XPointers
739
Essential XHTML
783
XHTML at Work
845
SOAP and RDF
903
Vector Markup Language
961

XML and Data Binding
357
Cascading Style Sheets
401
Table Properties
447
Understanding Java
461
Assigning Objects
497
Java and the XML DOM
513
WML ASP JSP Servlets and Perl
1019
A The XML Specification
1069
Logical Structures
1082
Physical Structures
1100
Index
1129
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Steven Holzner is an award-winning author who has been writing about XML for as long as it's been around. He's the author of 75 books on programming, and a former contributing editor to PC Magazine. A number of his books have been programming bestsellers, and he's had books translated into 16 languages around the world, selling more than 1.5 million copies. He received his Ph.D. at Cornell University, and has been on the faculty of both Cornell and MIT. His hobbies include travel, chess, classical music, and writing books on philosophy.

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