Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 292 pages
Annotation The essentials of XML in a short, easy-to-use format. The fastest way to learn the basics of XML! Covers the core concepts of XML without unnecessary background. Designed to introduce XML to readers with limited XML exposure. XML is the de-facto standard for manipulating and sharing data among applications. It is supported by every major programming tool and language, including Java, Microsoft .NET, Oracle, SQL Server, etc. All professional developers and administrators-- even those who don't intend to build XML applications--need a basic understanding of it just to read and maintain data they receive and process. Many of them don't have the time for a thick reference book or detailed tutorial. Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutesquickly covers the basics of XML and its family of related concepts, including basic syntax, DTDs, XML Schema, DOM, SAX, XSL and XPath. Each topic is illustrated with an example to ensure readers' understanding. Andrew H. Wattis an independent consultant and author with an expertise in XML technologies including XSLT and SVG. He most recently co-wrote Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days(0672322978) and previously wrote or contributed to several market-leading XML books, including Designing SVG Web Graphics(0735711666, New Riders), Professional XSL(1861003579), and Professional XML, Second Edition(1861005059), both for Wrox Press.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Structure of an XML Document
17
Valid XMLDocument Type Definitions
41
Characters in XML
65
The Logic Hidden in XML
77
Namespaces in XML
89
Manipulating XML
102
XSLTCreating HTML from XML
115
Styling XML with CSS
159
Linking in XMLXLink
172
Programming XML
188
The Document Object Model
199
The Document Object Model2
210
Where XML Is Going
221
Beyond DTDsW3C XML Schema
231
Appendices
241

XSLTTransforming XML Structure
129
XSLTSorting XML
143

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About the author (2002)

Andrew Watt is an independent consultant and author with knowledge and interest in XML and graphics topics. He is the author of Designing SVG Web Graphics (New Riders, 2001) and XPath Essentials (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). He is a co-author of XML Schema Essentials (John Wiley & Sons, 2002), Sams Teach Yourself JavaScript in 21 Days (Sams, 2002), and SVG Unleashed (Sams, 2002). He is also a contributing author to Platinum Edition Using XHTML, XML, and Java 2 (Que, 2000), Professional XML, Second Edition (Wrox Press, 2001), Professional XSL (Wrox Press, 2001), Professional XML Meta Data (Wrox Press, 2001), and Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition (Que, 2002).

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