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XML: Extensible Markup Language

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Not since Java has a new language turned so many heads in the Web community. Why is XML generating so much buzz? It offers greater flexibility and control when creating Web documents for one. If HTML doesn’t have the tags you need, for example, make your own with XML. And that’s just the beginning of what this powerful metamarkup language can do.

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Overview

Not since Java has a new language turned so many heads in the Web community. Why is XML generating so much buzz? It offers greater flexibility and control when creating Web documents for one. If HTML doesn’t have the tags you need, for example, make your own with XML. And that’s just the beginning of what this powerful metamarkup language can do.

In XML: Extensible Markup Language, renowned author and programming guru Elliotte Rusty Harold combines clear, concise explanations with practical real-world examples to give you a complete understanding of XML. You get expert advice on creating XML documents, step-by-step instructions for adding customized structure to documents, tips for converting HTML to XML, strategies for assembling documents from multiple data sources, in-depth coverage of international scripts, character sets, fonts, and Unicode, thorough analysis of Xlinks and Xpointers, and much more.

The CD-ROM that accompanies XML: Extensible Markup Language features the source code for all the samples in the book as well as copies of Internet Explorer 4 and Netscape Communicator.

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Shows how to use extensible markup language to create documents for transmission across the Web. The discussion includes how to use XSL style sheets to convert documents into HTML so legacy browsers can read them, and how to use the document type definitions to describe and validate documents. Intended for Web site developers already familiar with HTML. The CD-ROM contains source code, Internet Explorer 4, and Netscape Communicator. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764531996
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/24/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 426
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ..... xiv
Part I: XML Basics
Chapter 1: Introducing XML ..... 3
Chapter 2: Beginning XML ..... 23
Chapter 3: Formalizing XML ..... 57
Chapter 4: XSL ..... 75
Part II: Advanced XML
Chapter 5: Using DTDs in XML Documents ..... 133
Chapter 6: Assembling Documents from Multiple Data Sources ..... 179
Chapter 7: Describing elements with Attributes ..... 209
Chapter 8: International Character Sets ..... 227
Chapter 9: XLinks and XPointers ..... 245
Part III: Practical XML
Chapter 10: Pushing Web Sites with CDF ..... 275
Chapter 11: developing a DTD from Scratch ..... 291
Appendixes
Appendix A: International Text ..... 317
Appendix B: Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 ..... 341
Appendix C: Additional Resources ..... 389
Appendix D: About the CD-ROM ..... 397
Glossary ..... 399
Index ..... 409
End-User License Agreement ..... 427
CD-ROM Installation Instructions ..... 432
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    Posted November 27, 2001

    Painful to read

    Aside from being outdated, the author uses concepts without introducing them, and in general has very poor educational skills. I read the whole thing and was furious by the end.

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