Using XMLeBook - 2002
Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition gives developers a formal introduction to XML technology, starting with in-depth coverage of basic syntax and fundamental "pieces" of XML, including DTDs, Schemas, and Namespaces. The authors then cover various applications of XML, including transforming and displaying XML documents using CSS and XSL, locating data within XML documents using Xpath, Xlink and Xpointer, programming XML with SAX or DOM, including XML in Java or .NET applications, XML Scripting with Perl, XHTML and WML for presentation on traditional and hand-held Web browsers, and querying data or documents with Xquery. The final chapters cover technologies related to XML such as SVG, SMIL, and RDF, focusing on the practical features developers can put to use today.
Overviews the primary XML-based technologies to help programmers make choices about which will best suit their needs and warrant further study. The book first introduces the syntax of XML, document type definitions, stylesheets, and languages for locating XML components. The second half examines the document object model (DOM), the simple API for XML (SAX), XHTML, XForms, scalable vector graphics, and the integration of XML with Java, .NET, and databases. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)