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—Master the newest and hottest building block of the web, XML. Our experts lead you step by step through everything from the basics to data design, tools, and applications.

—This Premium Edition contains all the detailed techniques, tips, and real world case studies of our original, but is enhanced with additional case studies, all the new specs, and bonus reference materials.

—CD includes all the code in the book and numerous third—party tools.

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Overview

—Master the newest and hottest building block of the web, XML. Our experts lead you step by step through everything from the basics to data design, tools, and applications.

—This Premium Edition contains all the detailed techniques, tips, and real world case studies of our original, but is enhanced with additional case studies, all the new specs, and bonus reference materials.

—CD includes all the code in the book and numerous third—party tools.

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The next generation of XML books starts with Mastering XML, Premium Edition. This book covers schemas, not just DTDs; real industry vocabularies, not just abstract plans for them; and next-generation standards (such as SOAP and XML Query), not just the old stand-bys.

It covers all the basics (creating XML Documents, elements, attributes, entities, and so forth), but also offers the newcomer an up-to-date look at who's now using XML, and what they're using it for. There are detailed chapters on each key XML standard, including several that have only recently emerged. For instance, there's in-depth coverage of XSL-FO, which gives content managers the type of visual control they're accustomed to in tools like QuarkXPress and PageMaker, without compromising the incredible value added by XML. There's a detailed chapter on SMIL for delivering multimedia across the Web; and another on the XML-based SVG standard for web graphics.

There's a lot here we haven't seen in any other XML book. For example, there's a chapter-length introduction to the Dublin Core, an ambitious attempts to define common semantic building blocks for web metadata, which can be used to simplify search and retrieval across diverse subject areas. That's just one of several case studies, ranging from DocBook to .NET.

Finally, we like the selections chosen for this book's CD-ROM. There are free, open source tools (notably, Apache Cocoon, the pure-Java, XML-based open source web content publishing framework.) The selection of trialware is intriguing as well (for instance, Tibco Turbo XML, an IDE for developing and managing XML assets, and HP Bluestone's total-e-server, a very serious option for e-business application infrastructure. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer 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: 9781402846472
  • Publisher: Sybex, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Pages: 1154

Meet the Author

Chuck White
Chuck White

Chuck White has been working in web development since the mid 1990s. He is the lead author of Mastering XML Premium Edition with the W3C's XML Activity Lead, Liam Quin, and author of Mastering XSLT, both from Sybex. He is also co-author of the HTML, XHTML, and CSS Bible, Third Edition, with Steve Schafer. Chuck currently works at eBay as a web engineer.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 The Road to XML: The Evolution of Markup Languages 3
Ch. 2 Who's Using XML? 23
Ch. 3 Creating XML Documents 35
Ch. 4 Understanding and Creating Elements 67
Ch. 5 Understanding and Creating Attributes 99
Ch. 6 Understanding and Creating Entities 135
Ch. 7 XML Design Principles 163
Ch. 8 Creating Your Own DTD 185
Ch. 9 An Introduction to XML Schemas 211
Ch. 10 Standards, Applications, and Vocabularies 221
Ch. 11 Understanding Namespaces: Core Standard 241
Ch. 12 Writing XML Schemas 249
Ch. 13 Using the XML Linking Language 263
Ch. 14 XHTML: HTML Goes XML 283
Ch. 15 Transforming XML: Introducing XSLT 293
Ch. 16 Displaying XML: Using XSLFO for Document Creation 379
Ch. 17 Displaying XML: Working with Cascading Style Sheets 439
Ch. 18 Displaying XML: Working with SVG 477
Ch. 19 Making XML for Multimedia: SMIL 503
Ch. 20 Understanding RDF 543
Ch. 21 Introducing SOAP and XML Protocols 561
Ch. 22 Additional Standards: XForms, XML Query, XML Signature, and Others 579
Ch. 23 Introducing the Dublin Core 595
Ch. 24 Producing Documents Using DocBook 613
Ch. 25 Additional XML Vocabularies 635
Ch. 26 Understanding the Microsoft Office XML Syntax 655
Ch. 27 Microsoft .NET and XML 671
Ch. 28 Open Source and XML 687
Ch. 29 XML Development Tools 711
Ch. 30 XML-Enabled Browsers 737
Ch. 31 XML-Enabled Servers and Server Technologies 773
Ch. 32 Learning about XML Parsing and Processing 787
Ch. 33 XML, Java, and SAX 805
Ch. 34 Introducing the Document Object Model 819
Ch. 35 Using Object-Oriented Programming with XML 847
Ch. 36 Extracting XML Data with JavaScript 865
Ch. 37 Using XML with Oracle and SQL Server 893
Ch. 38 Using XML with Other Relational Database Management Systems 905
Ch. 39 Introduction to Real-World Examples 927
Ch. 40 Using XML for Business-to-Business Data Integration: A webMethods Case Study 939
Ch. 41 WDDX: An Allaire Case Study 961
Ch. 42 Content Management with XML: A Dell Case Study 973
App. A XML Uses 1007
App. B Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second Edition) 1023
App. C XML Schema Elements and Data Types 1073
Index 1094
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