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What is XML? XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is a specification for storing information. It is also a specification for describing the structure of that information. And while XML is a markup language (just like HTML), XML has no tags of its own. It allows the person writing the XML to create whatever tags they need. The only condition is that these newly created tags adhere to the rules of the XML specification.

In the seven years since the first edition of “XML: Visual QuickStart Guide” was published, XML has taken its place next to HTML as a foundational language on the Internet. XML has become a very popular method for storing data and the most popular method for transmitting data between all sorts of systems and applications. The reason being, where HTML was designed to display information, XML was designed to manage it.

This book begins by showing you the basics of the XML language. Then, by building on that knowledge, additional and supporting languages and systems will be discussed. To get the most out of this book, you should be somewhat familiar with HTML, although you don’t need to be an expert coder by any stretch. No other previous knowledge is required.

“XML: Visual QuickStart Guide, 2nd Edition” is divided into seven parts. Each part contains one or more chapters with step-by-step instructions that explain how to perform XML-related tasks. Wherever possible, examples of the concepts being discussed are displayed, and the parts of the examples on which to focus are highlighted.

The order of the book is intentionally designed to be an introduction to the fundamentals of XML, followed by discussions of related XML technologies.

    •    In Part 1 of the book, you will learn how to create an XML document. It’s relatively straightforward, and even more so if you know a little HTML.

    •    Part 2 focuses on XSL, which is a set of languages designed to transform an XML document into something else: an HTML file, a PDF document, or another XML document. Remember, XML is designed to store and transport data, not display it.

    •    Parts 3 and 4 of the book discuss DTD and XML Schema, languages designed to define the structure of an XML document. In conjunction with XML Namespaces (Part 5), you can guarantee that XML documents conform to a pre-defined structure, whether created by you or by someone else.

    •    Part 6, Developments and Trends, details some of the up-and-coming XML-related languages, as well as a few new versions of existing languages.

    •    Finally, Part 7 identifies some well-known uses of XML in the world today; some of which you may be surprised to learn.

This beginner’s guide to XML is broken down as follows:

    •    Introduction

    •    Chapter 1:  Writing XML

    •    Part 2:  XSL

    •    Chapter 2:  XSLT

    •    Chapter 3:  XPath Patterns and Expressions

    •    Chapter 4:  XPath Functions

    •    Chapter 5:  XSL-FO

    •    Part 3:  DTD

    •    Chapter 6:  Creating a DTD

    •    Chapter 7:  Entities and Notations in DTDs

    •    Chapter 8:  Validation and Using DTDs

    •    Part 4:  XML Schema

    •    Chapter 9:  XML Schema Basics

    •    Chapter 10:  Defining Simple Types

    •    Chapter 11:  Defining Complex Types

    •    Part 5:  Namespaces

    •    Chapter 12:  XML Namespaces

    •    Chapter 13:  Using XML Namespaces

    •    Part 6:  Recent W3C Recommendations

    •    Chapter 14:  XSLT 2.0

    •    Chapter 15:  XPath 2.0

    •    Chapter 16:  XQuery 1.0

    •    Part 7:  XML in Practice

    •    Chapter 17:  Ajax, RSS, SOAP and More

 


Book News Annotation:

This visual approach to XML presents step-by-step explanations of how to perform tasks, illustrated with examples, color code, and color screenshots. It begins with basics of the XML language and creating an XML document, then covers supporting languages including XSL, DTD, and XML schema, in addition to namespaces, recent W3C recommendations, and XML in practice in real-life applications. Appendices cover XML tools and character sets. This book is an updated and expanded version of Elizabeth Castro's XML for the World Wide Web published in 2001. This second edition is updated to reflect changes over the past seven years. The companion web site offers examples, sample scripts, Q&As, and updates. Readers should be familiar with HTML. Goldberg is a consultant in Internet strategy, marketing, and development. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. It is considered an extensible language because its users define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of structured data across different information systems, particularly via local networks and the Internet.  This update to the bestselling “XML: Visual QuickStart Guide” uses concise instructions and plenty of screen shots to teach beginning users all they need to know to write XML, XSL, DTD, XML Schema, and more.  For anyone wanting to learn XML and its related technologies, this book is the most current, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow tutorial you’ll find today.

 


Synopsis:

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. It is classified as an extensible language because it allows its users to define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of structured data across different information systems, particularly via the Internet. Hundreds of thousands of readers learned HTML and XML from Elizabeth Castro. This update to her bestselling XML: Visual QuickStart Guide, uses concise instructions and plenty of screen shots to teach beginning users all they need to know to write XML code, XSL, and Cascading Style Sheets, as well as providing the scripts required to generate each piece. For anyone wanting to learn XML and use it to generate dynamic Web sites, Castro's book can't be beat.

About the Author

Kevin Howard Goldberg has been working with computers since 1976 when he taught himself BASIC on his elementary school’s PDP 11/70. Since then, Kevin’s career has included management consulting, lead software development and in his current capacity,  he runs technology operations for a world-class Internet Strategy, Marketing and Development company.

 

Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321559678
Subtitle:
Visual QuickStart Guide
Author:
Kevin Goldberg
Author:
Goldberg, Kevin H.
Author:
Castro, Elizabeth
Author:
Goldberg, Kevin Howard
Publisher:
Peachpit Press
Subject:
Programming Languages - XML
Subject:
Interactive multimedia
Subject:
World Wide Web
Subject:
XML (Document markup language)
Subject:
Computer Languages-XML
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Visual QuickStart Guides
Publication Date:
January 2009
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.482 in 526 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. It is considered an extensible language because its users define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of structured data across different information systems, particularly via local networks and the Internet.  This update to the bestselling “XML: Visual QuickStart Guide” uses concise instructions and plenty of screen shots to teach beginning users all they need to know to write XML, XSL, DTD, XML Schema, and more.  For anyone wanting to learn XML and its related technologies, this book is the most current, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow tutorial you’ll find today.

 


"Synopsis" by ,
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language. It is classified as an extensible language because it allows its users to define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of structured data across different information systems, particularly via the Internet. Hundreds of thousands of readers learned HTML and XML from Elizabeth Castro. This update to her bestselling XML: Visual QuickStart Guide, uses concise instructions and plenty of screen shots to teach beginning users all they need to know to write XML code, XSL, and Cascading Style Sheets, as well as providing the scripts required to generate each piece. For anyone wanting to learn XML and use it to generate dynamic Web sites, Castro's book can't be beat.

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