Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days / Edition 3

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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days, written by expert author Steve Holzner, offers hundreds of real-world examples demonstrating the uses of XML and the newest tools developers need to make the most of it. In Week One, he starts from basic syntax, and discusses XML document structure, document types, and the benefits of XML Schema. Week Two covers formatting using either CSS or the Extensible Sytlesheet Language, and working with XHTML and other tools for presenting XML data on the Web, or in multimedia applications. The final chapter of week two discusses XForms, the newest way to process forms in XML applications. Week Three applies XML to programming with Java, .NET or JavaScript, and building XML into database or Web Service applications with SOAP. Along the way, Steve shows readers the results of every lesson and provides both the "how" and "why" of the inner working of XML technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672325762
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 10/10/2003
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 855
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Holzner is an award-winning author who has written 80 computing books. He has been writing about XML since it first appeared and is one of the foremost XML experts in the United States, having written several XML bestsellers and being a much-requested speaker on the topic. He's also been a contributing editor at PC Magazine, has been on the faculty of Cornell University and MIT, and teaches corporate programming classes around the United States.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I At a Glance 7
Day 1 Welcome to XML 9
Day 2 Creating XML Documents 43
Day 3 Creating Well-Formed XML Documents 77
Day 4 Creating Valid XML Documents: DTDs 107
Day 5 Handling Attributes and Entities in DTDs 141
Day 6 Creating Valid XML Documents: XML Schemas 179
Day 7 Creating Types in XML Schemas 207
Pt. I In Review 239
Pt. II At a Glance 247
Day 8 Formatting XML by Using Cascading Style Sheets 249
Day 9 Formatting XML by Using XSLT 285
Day 10 Working with XSL Formatting Objects 331
Pt. II In Review 371
Pt. III At a Glance 379
Day 11 Extending HTML with XHTML 381
Day 12 Putting XHTML to Work 419
Day 13 Creating Graphics and Multimedia: SVG and SMIL 449
Day 14 Handling XLinks, XPointers, and XForms 485
Pt. III In Review 521
Pt. IV At a Glance 529
Day 15 Using JavaScript and XML 531
Day 16 Using Java and .NET: DOM 567
Day 17 Using Java and .NET: SAX 607
Day 18 Working with SOAP and RDF 645
Pt. IV In Review 683
Pt. V At a Glance 691
Day 19 Handling XML Data Binding 693
Day 20 Working with XML and Databases 727
Day 21 Handling XML in .NET 765
Pt. V In Review 801
App. A Quiz Answers 807
Index 817
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