The XML Companion

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2002 - Computers - 834 pages
XML Companion 3/e This fully revised edition of this popular book is now up-to-date and even more comprehensive than before. If you're a current or potential XML user looking for just one reference to get you up to speed on XML with clarity, comprehensive coverage and precision, then this book will be your essential and constant companion. Whether you're a programmer, analyst or consultant involved in the management, processing, transfer or publication of XML data and documents all your questions will be answered here. Building on the success of the first and second editions of The XML Companion, Neil Bradley has up-dated this accessible, in-depth reference to cover many of the new supporting standards that have emerged since XML was released in 1998. Apart from the core chapters on the XML standard itself, this book concentrates on related standards developed by the W3C and on the two most popular applications of this technology: document publishing and data exchange. The XML Companion
  • Provides accessible, comprehensive description of each XML feature
  • Does not assume experience of HTML or SGML
  • Detailed study of the standard is supported by the inclusion of cross-referenced 'roadmaps' of the building blocks that comprise the standard.
  • Includes an extensive glossary
  • Related standards for cataloguing, processing, linking and styling XML are covered in detail.
This edition now covers: -
  • Xpath
  • XML Schema
  • SAX 2.0
  • DOM 2.0
  • XSLT
  • XHTML 1.0
  • XML Base
  • Xlink
  • Xpointer
  • XML Inclusions
About the author: - Neil Bradley is an XML consultant with 15 yearspractical experience in the field. He is an experienced trainer, a regular speaker at industry events and contributes to specialist magazines and journals. He is author of the Concise SGML Companion and the XSL Companion both published by Addison Wesley.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Reference
26
Text
29
Physical structures entities
41
Document type definitions the DTD
59
Element declarations
66
Attribute declarations
72
Parameter entities
79
SAX 1 0
345
SAX 2 0
367
DOM Level 1
385
DOM Level 2
419
documents
449
XHTML
473
Cascading stylesheets CSS1
511
Cascading stylesheets 2 CSS2
537

Document modelling techniques
87
Appropriate names
93
Hypertext links
123
Line ending interpretation
136
Processing and transforming XML
150
Namespaces
153
Relative URLs XML Base
165
Composite documents XInclude
173
Navigation XPath
185
Schemas
209
Advanced XML Schemas
241
Processing XML data
291
Transformations XSLT
303
Document management
563
Extended links XLink1
589
Advanced links XPointer1
611
Character sets
629
URLs
643
Past and future context
657
SGML
665
Charts and tables
683
XPath road map
755
Glossary
769
Index
823
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About the author (2002)

Neil Bradley is an XML consultant with 15 years practical experience in the field. He is an experienced trainer, a regular speaker at industry events and contributes to specialist magazines and journals. He is author of the Concise SGML Companion and the XSL Companion both published by Addison Wesley.

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