Robert Eckstein has coauthored several books for O'Reilly & Associates, including Java Swing, Webmaster in a Nutshell, and the upcoming Using Samba.
XML Pocket Referenceby Robert Eckstein, Linda Mui
XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is the next-generation markup language for the Web. It provides a more structured (and therefore more powerful) medium than HTML, allowing us to define new document types and stylesheets as needed. Although the generic tags of HTML are sufficient for everyday text, XML gives us a way to add rich, well-defined markup to
XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is the next-generation markup language for the Web. It provides a more structured (and therefore more powerful) medium than HTML, allowing us to define new document types and stylesheets as needed. Although the generic tags of HTML are sufficient for everyday text, XML gives us a way to add rich, well-defined markup to electronic documents.The XML Pocket Reference is both a handy introduction to XML terminology and syntax, and a quick reference to XML instructions, attributes, entities, and datatypes. It also covers XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language), necessary to ensure that your XML documents have a consistent look and feel across platforms.Although XML itself is complex, its basic concepts are simple. This small book acts both as a perfect tutorial for learning the basics of XML, and as a reference to the XML and XSL specifications.
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I use this sometimes, must admit not my favorite. Sorry. I think there are better books available.
This is a great reference guide for those who are new to XML. This book makes learning XML easy and enjoyable.
This pocket reference could almost be called a 'mini-introduction to XML.' The basic concepts of XML, like what a 'well-formed XML document is,' descriptions of XML elements and attributes, and document type definitions are described here. There's also a section devoted to Xtensible StyleSheet Language, which as its name implies is the 'stylesheet' used with an XML document. Code examples throughout the book help illustrate each concept and make it easier to grasp the information presented. XML is still an evolving technology and the book's author acknowledges this. Even so, this is a nice guide to refer to about basic XML rules.
This book should be subtitled: 'Learn the Basics of XML in Under an Hour'.