XML in Plain English

XML in Plain English

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by Sandra E. Eddy, B. K. DeLong, B.K. DeLong
     
 

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From creating a customized markup language to modifying complex documents, this compact guide immediately answers any XML (Extensible Markup Language) question by task, tutorial, or description. Brimming with well-organized, instantly accessible information, this updated edition covers the latest version of XML, including XPath, XPointer, XSL, and more, making it a

Overview

From creating a customized markup language to modifying complex documents, this compact guide immediately answers any XML (Extensible Markup Language) question by task, tutorial, or description. Brimming with well-organized, instantly accessible information, this updated edition covers the latest version of XML, including XPath, XPointer, XSL, and more, making it a must for any Web developer who wants to make the jump to XML.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764547447
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
In Plain English Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
886
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.53(h) x 1.94(d)

Meet the Author

SANDRA E. EDDY has been writing about computers, the Internet, and Windows applications for nearly two decades. Her previous books include HTML In Plain English, XHTML In Plain English, Teach Yourself XML, and Teach Yourself Microsoft Active Server Page 3.

B.K. DeLONG is Research Leader for the Web standards consultancy ZOT Group, staff member of the Web Standards Project steering committee. He recently cowrote XHTML: Moving Toward XML with Simon St. Laurent.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
While this book is a thorough collection of XML and related data, I do not recommend this book. The title is very misleading as I found the content to be anything but 'plain'. The authors seem to have merely reformatted the XML specifications without adding any real insights or useful examples. It is only 'plain English' if you are fluent in EBNF. The book is poorly organized, uses inconsistent and obscure presentation of syntax, has poor examples or no examples at all for most everything. The alphabetic organization is not helpful in that it mixes elements, properties and functions. No doubt there is a lot of information here but it should have been orgainzed and presented in plain English instead of plain tech-speak.