XML in a Nutshell

Front Cover
"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2004 - Computers - 689 pages
0 Reviews

If you're a developer working with XML, you know there's a lot to know about XML, and the XML space is evolving almost moment by moment. But you don't need to commit every XML syntax, API, or XSLT transformation to memory; you only need to know where to find it. And if it's a detail that has to do with XML or its companion standards, you'll find it--clear, concise, useful, and well-organized--in the updated third edition of XML in a Nutshell.

With XML in a Nutshell beside your keyboard, you'll be able to:

  • Quick-reference syntax rules and usage examples for the core XML technologies, including XML, DTDs, Xpath, XSLT, SAX, and DOM
  • Develop an understanding of well-formed XML, DTDs, namespaces, Unicode, and W3C XML Schema
  • Gain a working knowledge of key technologies used for narrative XML documents such as web pages, books, and articles technologies like XSLT, Xpath, Xlink, Xpointer, CSS, and XSL-FO
  • Build data-intensive XML applications
  • Understand the tools and APIs necessary to build data-intensive XML applications and process XML documents, including the event-based Simple API for XML (SAX2) and the tree-oriented Document Object Model (DOM)
This powerful new edition is the comprehensive XML reference. Serious users of XML will find coverage on just about everything they need, from fundamental syntax rules, to details of DTD and XML Schema creation, to XSLT transformations, to APIs used for processing XML documents. XML in a Nutshell also covers XML 1.1, as well as updates to SAX2 and DOM Level 3 coverage. If you need explanation of how a technology works, or just need to quickly find the precise syntax for a particular piece, XML in a Nutshell puts the information at your fingertips.

Simply put, XML in a Nutshell is the critical, must-have reference for any XML developer.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introducing XML
3
XML Fundamentals
12
Document Type Definitions DTDs
28
Namespaces
60
Internationalization
71
II
87
XML as a Document Format
89
XML on the Web
110
III
259
XML as a Data Format
261
XML Schemas
278
Programming Models
310
Document Object Model DOM
324
Simple API for XML SAX
348
IV
365
XML Reference
367

XSL Transformations XSLT
144
XPath
162
XLinks
183
XPointers
200
XInclude
212
Cascading Style Sheets CSS
219
XSL Formatting Objects XSLFO
234
Resource Directory Description Language RDDL
251
Schemas Reference
411
XPath Reference
455
XSLT Reference
469
DOM Reference
496
SAX Reference
574
Character Sets
594
Index
655
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Elliotte Rusty Harold is originally from New Orleans to which he returns periodically in search of a decent bowl of gumbo. However, he currently resides in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn with his wife Beth, dog Shayna, and cat Marjorie (named after his mother-in-law). He's a frequent speaker at industry conferences including Software Development, Dr. Dobb's Architecure & Design World, SD Best Practices, Extreme Markup Languages, and too many user groups to count. His open source projects include the XOM Library for processing XML with Java and the Amateur media player.

W. Scott Means has been a professional software developer since 1988, when he joined Microsoft Corporation at the age of 17. He was one of the original developers of OS/2 1.1 and Windows NT, and did some of the early work on the Microsoft Network for the Microsoft Advanced Technology and Business Development group. Since then he has written software for everything from multiplayer casino games to railroad geometry measurement equipment. For Scott's latest projects and musings on software development, visit his blog at smeans.com.

Bibliographic information