The Web Wizard's Guide to XML / Edition 1

The Web Wizard's Guide to XML / Edition 1

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The Web Wizard's Guide to XML / Edition 1

Intended for the beginner, this slim volume explains the fundamentals of XML syntax and document structure, defines the document models for adding rules to an XML document, and shows how to use style sheets to format documents. The clear explanations of basic concepts and color coding of language elements make the guide most suitable for the hobbyist. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201769906
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.06(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of XML.
What is XML?
The Fundamentals of Markup Languages.
The Entrance of XML.
Differences between XML and HTML.
XHTML — The Best of Both Worlds.
Creating our First XML Document.

2. A Closer Look at XML Documents.
XML Syntax.
Components of an XML Document.
Well-formed Documents.
XML Parsers.

3. Describing XML Documents with DTD's and XML Schemas.
What are DTD's and Schemas?
Validating Parsers.
Overview of DTD's.
Types of DTD's.
Overview of XML Schemas.

4. All about Style — XML Presentation.
Creating the Presentation.
Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
The Pros and Cons of CSS.
Overview of the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL).

5. Namespaces in XML.
What is a Namespace?
Why are Namespaces needed in XML?
XML Namespace Syntax.
How to Determine the Scope of a Namespace.
Using Namespaces in XML Documents.

6. Links in XML.
What is a Link?
Overview of Links in HTML.
Links in XML.
Simple Links.
Extended Links.

7. Extending XML — Processing and Programming.
Multimedia and the Scalar Vector Graphics (SVG) Specification.
XML and Java.
XQL— XML Database Query Language.

8. Building and Using XML Applications.
XML Web Applications.
Some Examples of How XML is Being Used.
Integrating XML with Existing Systems.
Pros and Cons of Using XML.
The Future of XML.

Appendix A. XML Tools and Resources.

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