Schaum's Outline of XML [NOOK Book]




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Master the fundamentals of XML with Schaum's—the high-performance study guide. It will help you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects!

Students love Schaum's Outlines because they produce results. Each year, hundreds of thousands of students improve their test scores and final grades with these indispensable study guides.

Get the edge on your classmates. Use Schaum's!

If you don't have a lot of time but want to excel in class, this book helps you:

  • Use detailed examples to solve problems
  • Brush up before tests
  • Find answers fast
  • Study quickly and more effectively
  • Get the big picture without poring over lengthy textbooks

Schaum's Outlines give you the information your teachers expect you to know in a handy and succinct format—without overwhelming you with unnecessary jargon. You get a complete overview of the subject. Plus, you get plenty of practice exercises to test your skill. Compatible with any classroom text, Schaum's let you study at your own pace and remind you of all the important facts you need to remember—fast! And Schaum's are so complete, they're perfect for preparing for graduate or professional exams.

Inside, you will find:

  • Key concepts, terminology, techniques and markup of XML
  • Most recent XML specifications
  • Explanations of page design, style sheets, DTD's and more
  • Essential semantics and syntax for proper usage of the language

If you want top grades and a thorough understanding of XML, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have!


  • Introduction to XML
  • Document Type Definitions
  • Schemas
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • DOM and SAX
  • Xpath
  • XSL and XSLT
  • XLink, XPointer, and XBase
  • XML Security
  • Appendix A: Glossary
  • Appendix B: Internet and Networking Standards for XML
  • Appendix C: Online Resources
  • Appendix D: Binary Math and IP Address Calculation
  • Appendix E: Bibliography

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071398350
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 410,948
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to XML 1
1.1 Origins and Description of the XML 1
1.2 Differences Between XML and HTML 3
1.3 Differences Between XML and SGML 5
1.4 Uses of XML 6
1.5 XML Document Structure 6
1.6 DTDs 10
1.7 Schemas 11
1.8 Validation 12
1.9 Character Sets and Encoding 13
1.10 Namespaces 15
1.11 Comments 16
1.12 Processing Instructions 17
1.13 CDATA Sections 18
1.14 Xml: lang and xml: space 18
1.15 XML Tools 19
Chapter 2 Document Type Definitions 22
2.1 Document Type Declarations 22
2.2 Notations 30
2.3 Entities 31
2.4 Ignore and Include 32
2.5 XML Content Models 32
2.6 Element Structure 34
2.7 Attribute Structure 36
2.8 Building Document Structures 38
Chapter 3 Schemas 43
3.1 Basic Schema Concepts 43
3.2 Advanced Schema Concepts 47
3.3 Schema for Structures 48
3.4 Schema for Datatypes 57
Chapter 4 Cascading Style Sheets 64
4.1 CSS in Browsers and Components 64
4.2 The display: block Property 66
4.3 Fonts 68
4.4 Text Alignment 70
4.5 Borders 70
4.6 Backgrounds 72
4.7 Real-World Issues: Using CSS for XML Delivery 75
Chapter 5 DOM and SAX 79
5.1 Levels of DOM 79
5.2 XML Tree Structure 80
5.3 The DOM Core 83
5.4 Using DOM Interfaces 84
5.5 DOM Views 85
5.6 DOM Events 86
5.7 DOM Style Interfaces 87
5.8 DOM Traversal and Ranges 91
5.9 The SAX Interface 94
Chapter 6 Xpath 101
6.1 Location Paths 101
6.2 Expressions 106
6.3 Core Function Library 107
6.4 Data Model 112
Chapter 7 XSL and XSLT 122
7.1 Use of XPath in XSLT 122
7.2 The XSLT Transformation Process 123
7.3 XSLT Variables, Expressions, and Datatypes 125
7.4 Structure of XSL Style Sheets 128
7.5 Comparison of XSL and CSS 130
7.6 XSLT Top-Level Elements 132
7.7 Simplified XSLT 134
7.8 XSLT Template Bodies 136
7.9 Attribute Value Templates 137
7.10 XSLT and White Space 139
7.11 Extending XSLT 139
7.12 About XSL Formatting Objects 140
Chapter 8 XLink, XPointer, and Xbase 146
8.1 Use of XPath in Xpointer 146
8.2 Using Xpointers 148
8.3 Basic Xlinks 152
8.4 Extended Xlinks 154
8.5 Use of Xbase 155
Chapter 9 XML Security 161
9.1 Authentication Codes and Digital Signatures 161
9.2 The Signature Element 163
9.3 Canonicalization Choices 166
9.4 Digest and Signature Choices 167
9.5 The KeyInfo Element 168
9.6 Transformations and Use of Xpath 171
9.7 Encryption 174
Appendix A Glossary 182
Appendix B Internet and Networking Standards for XML 187
Appendix C Online Resources 193
Appendix D Binary Math and Internet Protocol (IP) Address Calculation 195
Appendix E Bibliography 202
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