Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours

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Sams Publishing, 2002 - Computers - 485 pages

Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Second Edition focuses on teaching the reader the fundamental concepts of XML using practical, hands-on examples. Rather than dwelling on dry theory, the book is filled with clear, real-world examples of how the technology can be used today.

This book includes coverage of topics such as:

  • Displaying XML files in HTML files;
  • Parsing HTML files into corresponding hierarchical tree structure;
  • Embedding XML code into an HTML file;
  • Using Extensible Style Sheets (XSL) ;
  • Performing queries in XSL;
  • Building an online store.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Few Interesting XML Languages 397
3
Getting to Know XML
7
Hour
11
Creating XML Documents
19
Hour
20
Hour 4
23
Hour 5
31
Hour 21
236
Processing and Managing XML Data
247
Understanding the XML Document Object Model DOM
265
The XML Query Language
283
Using XML with Databases
295
XML and the
317
Addresing XML Documents with XPath
339
37
386

Hour 13
32
Defining XML Data
37
Defining XML Data
39
Digging Deeper into XML Documents
97
Putting Namespaces to Use
111
Formatting and Displaying XML Documents
139
Formatting and Displaying XML Documents
141
The Basics of Cascading Style Sheets CSS
157
XML and the Web
397
Using SVG to Draw Vector Graphics
399
Designing Multimedia Experiences with SMIL
425
51
437
Creating Virtual Worlds with 3DML
445
Resources
473
69
478
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Michael Morrison is a writer, developer, toy inventor, and author of a variety of books including HTML and XML for Beginners, The Unauthorized Guide to Pocket PC, XML Unleashed, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Java 2. Michael is the instructor of several Web-based courses and also serves as a technical director for ReviewNet, a company that provides Web-based staffing tools for information technology personnel. Finally, Michael is the creative lead at Gas Hound Games, a toy company he cofounded that is located on the Web at http://www.gashound.com/. When not risking life and limb on his skateboard or mountain bike, trying to avoid the penalty box in hockey, or watching movies with his wife, Masheed, Michael enjoys daydreaming next to his koi pond.

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