Got a job to do with XML? Look it up in XML Hacks. Absorb the insights, review the examples, follow the instructions, and you’re done.
Some of the volumes in O’Reilly’s Hacks series take you into previously uncharted territory. This one focuses on 100 mainstream, core tasks: the stuff developers, content specialists, Web pros, and power users encounter most often. Some of it’s basic (but crucial to newcomers): styling XML documents with CSS, converting plain text files to XML with xmlspy, converting HTML to XHTML with HTML Tidy. Some of it’s sophisticated: using Cocoon; processing XML using DOM, SAX, Genx, or C#’s System.Xml namespace.
In between, Michael Fitzgerald covers the waterfront: transformations, vocabularies, schema languages, even RSS feeds. Simply put, this book is your shortcut to the XML solution you need today. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.