XML: A Primer

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You spend hours designing and formatting your Web pages to look just right, but when users log on to your site -- wham! -- all your carefully formatted data is scattered helter-skelter across the page! Now there’s no need to curse the quirks of HMTL. Instead, skip over all those cumbersome and redundant HTML tags and jump to the head of the class with XML (eXtensible Markup Language), the new technology being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. XML offers all the power of HTML and SGML scripting without ...
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Overview

You spend hours designing and formatting your Web pages to look just right, but when users log on to your site -- wham! -- all your carefully formatted data is scattered helter-skelter across the page! Now there’s no need to curse the quirks of HMTL. Instead, skip over all those cumbersome and redundant HTML tags and jump to the head of the class with XML (eXtensible Markup Language), the new technology being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. XML offers all the power of HTML and SGML scripting without all the headaches, giving developers a robust new tool in managing information and page formatting with increasing flexibility and usability that's just not possible with today's HMTL.

XML: A Primer takes Web developers through the ins and outs of XML, including tips on integrating XML with Dynamic HTML and Cascading Style Sheets; creating custom search tools, Document Type Definitions (DTDs), customized tips, and commercial Web solutions; managing documents with XML; and using XML for data-driven applications. XML offers developers the opportunity to create documents with built-in frameworks that make getting consistent results much easier, time after time. Best of all, XML is backward-compatible to help ease your transition from HTML into the next phase of Web-based formatting and architecture.

XML combines the strength of SGML with simplicity, versatility, and readability by people and machines. Now designers and developers can create and manage their own formatting tags, content, and hyperlinks, instead of relying on the idiosyncrasies of HTML. "XML," says author Simon St. Laurent, "is HTML done right."

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XML looks to be a big advancement over HTML. As St. Laurent writes, "Using XML requires a different focus, demanding that designers examine the way that their documents are built rather than the way they are formatted." Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 already offers some support for XML, and Netscape 5.0 will support XML. This book is geared to the HTML developer who wants to move to the next level of web design and not wait for Microsoft or Netscape to develop the tags and style support they need. A primer rather than a complete guide to XML, this is a great starting point.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558285927
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. I Getting Started
Ch. 1 Structured Labeled Information 3
Ch. 2 Building on a Markup Foundation 21
Ch. 3 Core XML: Elements, Attributes, Text, and Namespaces 37
Ch. 4 Adding a Few More Parts 63
Pt. II Describing Documents
Ch. 5 Types of XML Processing 81
Ch. 6 Document Type Definitions 91
Ch. 7 Schemas: The Next Generation? 137
Ch. 8 W3C XML Schemas: Datatypes 149
Ch. 9 Getting Started with W3C XML Schema: Structures 159
Ch. 10 Getting Started with RELAX 175
Pt. III Supporting Specifications
Ch. 11 Processing Approaches: Browsers, DOM, SAX, and More 191
Ch. 12 Structure-based Formatting: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) 203
Ch. 13 XPath: Identifying Document Parts 225
Ch. 14 XSL 237
Ch. 15 Identifying Document Fragments with XPointer 255
Ch. 16 Hypertext XML: XLink and XML Base 265
Ch. 17 Querying XML 287
Pt. IV Building Your Own Markup
Ch. 18 Plan in the Present, Save in the Future 299
Ch. 19 Recreating Web and Paper Documents with XML 319
Ch. 20 XML for Commerce 367
Ch. 21 XML for Document Management 405
Ch. 22 XML for Data-Driven Applications 443
Ch. 23 Storing, Managing, and Processing XML 479
Ch. 24 Ever-Expanding Webs of XML 509
Glossary 529
Index 547
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