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Essential XML Quick Reference: A Programmer's Reference to XML, Xpath, XSLT, XML Schema, Soap, and More (DevelopMentor)by Aaron Skonnard
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"Finally, a complete and thorough reference book covering all of the most important XML technologies, including the latest addition (XML Schema), in one concise and consistent presentation. I will definitely have this book close at hand."—Chris Lovett, Product Unit Manager, B2B Web Services, Microsoft
"A handy, comprehensive reference guide to all the latest XML and Web services technologies. Skonnard and Gudgin give you all the details in one place."—Noah Mendelsohn, Distinguished Engineer, IBM and Lotus Development Corporation, and coeditor of W3C XML Schema Recommendation
Even the most experienced XML developer needs a reference guide with essential information and quick answers to the questions and problems that inevitably arise. ESSENTIAL XML QUICK REFERENCE is the most comprehensive and authoritative book available. Covering all of XML, as well as many related protocols and technologies, this book provides a handy, one-stop resource to XML syntax, usage, and programming techniques.
Compiled and written by two leading XML authorities, the book provides complete coverage of all relevant topics. Each chapter provides a topic overview, explanations of various elements, and several meaningful examples.
ESSENTIAL XML QUICK REFERNCE is specifically designed for easy access, with a detailed table of contents, a thorough index, and side chapter tabs to help you quickly locate the information you need. This combination of comprehensive information, plentiful examples, and easy access make this book a required resource for XML developers.
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This reference for programmers and web developers covers all of XML along with related protocols and technologies. It is assumed that the reader has a basic understanding of XML. The authors are both with DevelopMentor's technical staff.
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Intended for developers and web professionals, this is a reference to XML and its most important related technologies such as Xpath, XSLT, XML Schema, and SOAP.
About the Author
Aaron Skonnard is a member of the technical staff at DevelopMentor and a contributing editor to MSDN Magazine, where he writes "The XML Files" column.
Martin Gudgin works at DevelopMentor, where he spends his time thinking about component software and related technologies. A Windows developer since 1987 and a COM developer since 1994, Martin has trained and mentored developers from a wide range of companies, including Microsoft, in numerous technical areas such as COM, IDL, MTS, and COM+.
Table of Contents
List of Acronyms.
1. XML 1.0 and Namespaces.
Elements, Namespaces, and Namespace Declarations.
Attributes and Namespaces.
Prohibited Character Literals.
2. Document Type Definitions.
Introduction to DTDs.
Internal and External Declarations.
Internal Parameter Entities.
External Parameter Entities.
Internal General Entities.
External General Parsed Entities.
3. XPath 1.0.
Introduction to Xpath.
Location Path Expressions.
Location Path Abbreviations.
Core Function Library.
4. XPointer, XInclude, and XML Base.
XPointer Version 1.0.
XPointer Extensions to Xpath.
XPointer Node Tests.
XPointer Function Library.
5. XSL Transformations 1.0.
Introduction to XSLT Programming.
XSLT Types and Expressions.
Exemplar-based Transformation Syntax.
Attribute Value Templates.
XSLT Function Library.
6. SAX 2.0.
SAX UML Quick Reference.
SAX Interfaces and Classes.
Features and Properties.
7. DOM Level 2.
8. XML Schema Datatypes.
9. XML Schema Structures.
Schema Element Groupings.
XML Schema Structures: Instance Attributes.
10. SOAP 1.1.
Introduction to SOAP Messages.
Elements in SOAP Messages.
Attributes in SOAP Messages.
Introduction to SOAP Serialization Rules.
Serialization of Simple Structured Data.
Serialization of Structured Data with Multiple References.
Dealing with Null References in Complex Data Structures.
Serializing Dynamically Typed Data.
Partial Transmission of Arrays.
Introduction to the SOAP HTTP Binding.
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