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Essential skills for first-time programmers!

XML: A Beginner's Guide will teach you the fundamentals of XML programming. You'll learn to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),XHTML,Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG),and Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL).

This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: Modules: Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters),ideal for linear learning Goals: Each module opens ...

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Overview

Essential skills for first-time programmers!

XML: A Beginner's Guide will teach you the fundamentals of XML programming. You'll learn to use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS),XHTML,Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG),and Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL).

This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: Modules: Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters),ideal for linear learning Goals: Each module opens with the specific programming skills you'll have by the end of the module Ask the Experts: Q&A sections throughout 1-Minute Drills: Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress Annotated Syntax: Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated Projects: Coding exercises contained in each module that build on one another,from simple to complex Mastery Checks: End-of-module reviews that test proficiency using multiple-choice,fill-in-the-blank,and simple coding questions Essential Skills for First-Time Programmers Learn the basics of XML programming by following the steps and examples in this easy-to-use resource. XML: A Beginner's Guide covers fundamental concepts,including XML syntax,DTDs,schemas,namespaces,and the characteristics of a well-formed XML document. The book moves on to explain SMIL,XML-based Web sites,the Document Object Model (DOM),creating Access and SQL Server 2000 databases,XSL,and implementing wireless e-commerce solutions. To speed your progress,the source code for all examples is available free online. Get started programming in XML right away with this self-paced,step-by-step learning solution.

This Beginner's Guideis Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Modules—Each programming concept is divided into logical modules (chapters),ideal for individualized learning
  • Goals—Each module opens with the specific programming skills you'll have by the end of the module
  • Ask the Experts—Q&A sections throughout are filled with extra information and interesting commentary
  • 1-Minute Drills—Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress
  • Annotated Syntax—Example code annotated with commentary that points to the particular technique illustrated
  • Projects—Coding exercises contained in each module show how to apply what you are learning

Mastery Checks—End-of-module reviews that test your knowledge using short-answer,multiple-choice,fill-in-the-blank,and simple coding questions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072127409
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/OsborneMedia
  • Publication date: 5/15/2001
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 0.87 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. I XML Basics
1 The History of XML 3
2 XML Basics, Syntax, and DTDs 43
3 XML Schema 85
4 XML Namespaces and Advanced Schemas 115
Pt. II Using XML
5 XML Graphics Basics and SMIL 141
6 XML Applications, XLink, XPath, and XPointer 167
7 XML and the Web 189
Pt. III Extending XML
8 The Document Object Model 219
9 Designing Data Models for XML 245
10 Databases and XML 271
11 XML Presentation and XSL 301
12 XML, WAP, and Ecommerce 331
App. A Answers to Mastery Checks 357
App. B XML Schema and DTD Syntax 383
Index 387
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