XML Pocket Consultant

XML Pocket Consultant

by William R. Stanek


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XML Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

Build and support dynamic, Web-enabled documents with this indispensable guide to XML. This pocket-sized resource zeroes in on the latest XML standards and technologies, including Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), XML schemas, XLink, and XPath—delivering critical details through quick-reference tables, step-by-step instructions, lists, and code samples. It’s the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done—no matter what kind of content you want to get on line!


  • Understand XML fundamentals, including naming rules
  • Describe data structure using DTDs
  • Achieve greater power and flexibility with XML schemas
  • Get at-a-glance reference to schema declarations
  • Use namespaces to avoid naming conflicts
  • Create rich formatting with XSL stylesheets
  • Build links to and extract database information
  • Structure XML data dynamically using XSL Transformations and XPath
  • Create hypertext references with XLink and XPointer

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735611832
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 01/16/2002
Series: Pocket Consultant Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written nearly 100 books including: Microsoft Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, and Microsoft IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (all from Microsoft Press). He also wrote MCSE Core Exams in a Nutshell and Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.

Table of Contents



XML Essentials

Chapter 1: Introducing XML

Chapter 2: XML Document Structure

DTDs and Namespaces

Chapter 3: Creating DTDs

Chapter 4: XML Elements in DTDs

Chapter 5: XML Attributes in DTDs

Chapter 6: XML Entities and Notations in DTDs

Chapter 7: XML Namespaces

XML Schemas

Chapter 8: XML Schemas

Chapter 9: Defining Simple Types in Schema

Chapter 10: Specifying Datatypes and Restrictions in Schema

Chapter 11: Defining Complex Types in Schema

Chapter 12: Content Models for Schema Declarations

XSLT and XPath

Chapter 13: XSL Transformations and Formatting

Chapter 14: XPath Operators and Expressions

Chapter 15: Branching and Control Functions

Chapter 16: Variables and Parameters in XSLT

Chapter 17: Working with Strings, Booleans, and Numbers

Chapter 18: Restructuring Input Documents and Manipulating Document Subsets

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I've used a lot of XML books over the past few years, but this is the only book that I can honestly say is useful and accurate! I was extremely impressed with the thorough coverage of the issues, especially XSLT. This one book is quickly replacing several other references as my favorite--I only wish I'd discovered this book before I bought those others. I recommend this book highly to anyone who's working with XML and XSLT.