XML Primer PluseBook - 2003
This book presents XML programming from a conceptual perspective, teaching not just the technology, but the background and thinking behind it. Developers learn to do it right, gaining a thorough understanding of the hows and the whys from the ground up. Rather than teaching programmers to memorize specific APIs, this book teaches programmers how to think about XML programming in a language-neutral way, with examples in various languages (such as Java, C++, Perl, and VB) and provides guidance on how and when XML can be used in real-world situations.
Chase, a Web developer and consultant, offers a complete tutorial on XML. Starting with basic XML document structure and design, the book discusses both Document Type Definitions and XML Schema, exploring the benefits of each and the differences between them. The book introduces XML programming using the Document Object Model (DOM) and the Simple API for XML (SAX), then covers style sheets, transforming XML for output to different browsers, and related technologies. Numerous examples and review questions are given. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)