Essential XML Quick Reference: A Programmer's Reference to XML, XPath, XSLT, XML Schema, SOAP, and More / Edition 1

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Overview

"Finally, a complete and thorough reference book covering all of the most important XML technologies, including the latest addition (XML Schema), in one concise and consistent presentation. I will definitely have this book close at hand."—Chris Lovett, Product Unit Manager, B2B Web Services, Microsoft

"A handy, comprehensive reference guide to all the latest XML and Web services technologies. Skonnard and Gudgin give you all the details in one place."—Noah Mendelsohn, Distinguished Engineer, IBM and Lotus Development Corporation, and coeditor of W3C XML Schema Recommendation

Even the most experienced XML developer needs a reference guide with essential information and quick answers to the questions and problems that inevitably arise. ESSENTIAL XML QUICK REFERENCE is the most comprehensive and authoritative book available. Covering all of XML, as well as many related protocols and technologies, this book provides a handy, one-stop resource to XML syntax, usage, and programming techniques.

Compiled and written by two leading XML authorities, the book provides complete coverage of all relevant topics. Each chapter provides a topic overview, explanations of various elements, and several meaningful examples.

ESSENTIAL XML QUICK REFERNCE is specifically designed for easy access, with a detailed table of contents, a thorough index, and side chapter tabs to help you quickly locate the information you need. This combination of comprehensive information, plentiful examples, and easy access make this book a required resource for XML developers.

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Few people know more about XML and its related technologies than DevelopMentor's Aaron Skonnard and Martin Gudgin. Now they've distilled that insight into a concise programmer's quick reference that's been desperately needed. If you're a programmer, the book's meaningful examples alone will make it invaluable. Add the expert overviews, and the discussions of usage and technique, and you'll simply wear this book out.

Essential XML Quick Reference is modeled on the Addison-Wesley Java Almanac books that have become staples in the library of the serious Java developer. It combines a complete catalogue of syntax references with to-the-point introductions to just about every key XML-related technology and standard. (No wonder it's nearly three times as big as some other references we've seen.

The coverage is broad: not just XML itself, but also XSL and XSLT, namespaces and schemas, XPath, SAX and DOM, SOAP (which this book's editor, Don Box, helped create); Microsoft's BizTalk; Web services; and more. It's all organized to help you get in and out fast, with side-chapter tabs, a comprehensive index, and other easy-access features. It'll save your posterior -- more than once. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201740950
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Developmentor Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 402
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 7.95 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron Skonnard is a member of the technical staff at DevelopMentor and a contributing editor to MSDN Magazine, where he writes "The XML Files" column.

Martin Gudgin works at DevelopMentor, where he spends his time thinking about component software and related technologies. A Windows developer since 1987 and a COM developer since 1994, Martin has trained and mentored developers from a wide range of companies, including Microsoft, in numerous technical areas such as COM, IDL, MTS, and COM+.

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This book is for anyone working with today's mainstream

It goes beyond the traditional pocket reference design by providing complete coverage of each topic along with plenty of meaningful examples. Each chapter provides a brief introduction, which is followed by the detailed reference information. This approach assumes the reader has a basic understanding of the given topic.

The detailed outline (at the beginning), index (in the back), bleeding tabs (along the side), and the page headers/footers were designed to help readers quickly find answers to their questions.


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Table of Contents



List of Acronyms.


Preface.


Acknowledgments.


1.


Elements.

Elements, Namespaces, and Namespace Declarations.

Attributes.

Attributes and Namespaces.

Processing Instructions.

Comments.

Whitespace.

Prohibited Character Literals.

CDATA sections.

Character References.

Well-formed

References.


2. Document Type Definitions.

Introduction to DTDs.

DOCTYPE.

Internal Declarations.

External Declarations.

Internal and External Declarations.

ELEMENT.

ATTLIST.

ENTITY.

Internal Parameter Entities.

External Parameter Entities.

Internal General Entities.

External General Parsed Entities.

Unparsed Entities.

NOTATION.

INCLUDE and IGNORE.

References.


3. XPath 1.0.

Introduction to Xpath.

Location Path Expressions.

Location Steps.

Axis.

Node Test.

Predicate.

Location Path Abbreviations.

Basic Expressions.

Boolean Expressions.

Equality Expressions.

Relational Expressions.

Numerical Expressions.

Core Function Library.

boolean.

ceiling.

concat.

contains.

count.

false.

floor.

id.

lang.

last.

local-name.

name.

namespace-uri.

normalize-space.

not.

number.

position.

round.

starts-with.

string.

string-length.

substring.

substring-after.

substring-before.

sum.

translate.

true.

References.


4. XPointer, XInclude, and


XPointer Version 1.0.

Full Xpointers.

Bare Names.

Child Sequences.

XPointer Extensions to Xpath.

XPointer Node Tests.

XPointer Function Library.

Xinclude.

include.

.

References.


5. XSL Transformations 1.0.

Introduction to XSLT Programming.

XSLT Types and Expressions.

Patterns.

Conflict Resolution.

Built-in Templates.

Exemplar-based Transformation Syntax.

Attribute Value Templates.

Whitespace.

Element Library.

apply-imports.

apply-templates.

attribute.

attribute-set.

call-template.

choose.

comment.

copy.

copy-of.

decimal-format.

element.

fallback.

for-each.

if.

import.

include.

key.

message.

namespace-alias.

number.

otherwise.

output.

param.

preserve-space.

processing-instruction.

sort.

strip-space.

stylesheet.

template.

text.

transform (stylesheet).

value-of.

variable.

when.

with-param.

XSLT Function Library.

current.

document.

element-available.

format-number.

function-available.

generate-id.

key.

system-property.

unparsed-entity-uri.

References.


6. SAX 2.0.

SAX UML Quick Reference.

SAX Interfaces and Classes.

Attributes.

ContentHandler.

DTDHandler.

EntityResolver.

ErrorHandler.

Locator.

.

.

Features and Properties.

References.


7. DOM Level 2.

DOM UML.

DOM interfaces.

Attr.

CDATASection.

CharacterData.

Comment.

Document.

DocumentFragment.

DocumentType.

DOMImplementation.

Element.

Entity.

EntityReference.

NamedNodeMap.

Node.

NodeList.

Notation.

ProcessingInstruction.

Text.

References.


8.


Datatype grouping.

Datatypes.

anyURI.

base64Binary.

boolean.

byte.

date.

dateTime.

decimal.

double.

duration.

ENTITIES.

ENTITY.

float.

gDay.

gMonth.

gMonthDay.

gYear.

gYearMonth.

hexBinary.

ID.

IDREF.

IDREFS.

int.

integer.

language.

long.

Name.

NCName.

negativeInteger.

NMTOKEN.

NMTOKENS.

nonNegativeInteger.

nonPositiveInteger.

normalizedString.

NOTATION.

positiveInteger.

QName.

short.

string.

time.

token.

unsignedByte.

unsignedInt.

unsignedLong.

unsignedShort.

Facets.

enumeration.

fractionDigits.

length.

maxExclusive.

maxInclusive.

maxLength.

minExclusive.

minInclusive.

minLength.

pattern.

totalDigits.

whiteSpace.

Language Constructs.

simpleType.

restriction.

list.

union.

References.


9.


Schema Element Groupings.

Structures.

all.

annotation.

any.

anyAttribute.

appinfo.

attribute.

attributeGroup.

choice.

complexContent.

complexType.

documentation.

element.

extension.

field.

group.

import.

include.

key.

keyref.

notation.

redefine.

restriction.

schema.

selector.

sequence.

simpleContent.

unique.

nil.

noNamespaceSchemaLocation.

schemaLocation.

type.

References.


10. SOAP 1.1.

Introduction to SOAP Messages.

Elements in SOAP Messages.

Body.

Envelope.

Fault.

Header.

Attributes in SOAP Messages.

actor.

encodingStyle.

mustUnderstand.

Introduction to SOAP Serialization Rules.

Serialization of Simple Structured Data.

Serialization of Structured Data with Multiple References.

Dealing with Null References in Complex Data Structures.

Serializing Dynamically Typed Data.

Arrays.

Multidimensional Arrays.

Partial Transmission of Arrays.

Sparse Arrays.

Jagged Arrays.

Introduction to the SOAP HTTP Binding.

Content-Type.

Content-Length.

SOAPAction.

References.

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Preface

This book is for anyone working with today's mainstream XML technologies. It was specifically designed to serve as a handy but thorough quick reference that answers the most common XML-related technical questions.

It goes beyond the traditional pocket reference design by providing complete coverage of each topic along with plenty of meaningful examples. Each chapter provides a brief introduction, which is followed by the detailed reference information. This approach assumes the reader has a basic understanding of the given topic.

The detailed outline (at the beginning), index (in the back), bleeding tabs (along the side), and the page headers/footers were designed to help readers quickly find answers to their questions.

0201740958P10102001

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