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Whether you're a developer, a web content person, an e-business pro, or a database dude, you just can't put it off any longer: You've got to master XML. Grab a copy of SAMS Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Second Edition, and get with the program.
You obviously don't want a dry, theory-laden guide to XML -- you'd have chosen one of those already, if you did. This book is the opposite: It teaches XML step-by-step, hands on, through working examples. Next to nothing's assumed (maybe a bit of HTML, that's all). Starting from scratch, you'll learn how to create XML documents and define XML data using both schemas and DTDs. There are lessons on namespaces and validation, followed by a full section on formatting and displaying XML documents using CSS, XSL, and XSLT.
Next, it's on to XML processing. You'll find simple, basic introductions to the Document Object Model (DOM); the XQL standard for querying XML data; displaying XML in HTML pages; and working with XPath and XLink. The final four lessons give you a taste of the breadth of XML's power, showing you XML-based languages at work in wireless, graphics (SVG), multimedia (SMIL), and even virtual worlds (3DML). (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. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jerseybased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.