Synopses & Reviews
The tools and techniques you need to build applications and systems with XML.
IT professionals know that XML is well on its way to becoming the industry standard for information exchange on the World Wide Web. This book provides you with the hands-on details you need to create the next generation of Web applications. With this book/CD-ROM, two former Microsoft XML technologies team members supply you with the know-how and tools you need to harness the power of XML. Alex Ceponkus and Faraz Hoodbhoy walk you through numerous real-world examples illustrating effective techniques for using XML to enhance the data accessing and presentation capabilities of your programs.
You get an in-depth look at how to use the XML Document Object Model, the DOM, and techniques for leveraging the XML Stylesheet Language, XSL.
Learn how to:
* Build sophisticated e-commerce applications with XML.
* Use XSL with XML to facilitate data presentation.
* Radically enhance the data exchange capabilities of intranet and Web applications.
* Create customized markup languages.
* Create intelligent, searchable document structures.
* Access existing data in relational databases.
* Exploit XML in various real-world business scenarios.
On the CD-ROM you'll find:
* Source code from the book.
* Demo applications.
* Active Server scripting examples for server-side interaction.
* Updates on XML from the W3C.
* The tools and applications you need to begin writing and testing your XML applications.
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"...a thoroughgoing instructional text" (Database & Network Journal, Vol 30/5 2000)
Fully exploit the tremendous power of XML
Destined to become the information format of the future, XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is already being universally implemented by major players like Microsoft, IBM, and Netscape. Written by Microsoft insiders with hands-on XML experience, this book is a detailed resource kit for Web developers, IT professionals, software developers, programmers, and integrated solutions developers. This guide is packed with examples that can be used to leverage the full power of XML via real-world examples for creating applications such as e-commerce, data exchange, document formats, and customized markup languages.
CD-ROM includes source code from the book and comprehensive demonstration applications, Active Server scripting examples for server-side interaction, and updates on XML from the W3C.
About the Author
ALEX CEPONKUS has been working with XML since its inception and has built numerous XML applications. Alex is a student at the University of Toronto in the Division of Engineering Science, specializing in computer engineering.
FARAZ HOODBHOY has spent more than three years working on large-scale information systems and consulting projects across the globe. Faraz is currently a student in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department of Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems.
Both Alex and Faraz have worked as program manager interns for Microsoft's XML technologies team.
Table of Contents
XML-A PANORAMIC VIEW.
Pioneering the Electronic Frontier.
XML DOCUMENT OBJECT MODEL (DOM).
Introduction to Document Object Model (DOM).
Using the DOM in Different Environments.
XML Support in Internet Explorer 5.
Internet Explorer 5 and Server-Side Scenario: Online Shopping Demo.
Java Scenario: Online Shopping Demo Continued.
Visual Basic Scenario: DOMifier.
PRESENTING XSL-THE XML STYLESHEET LANGUAGE.
Querying XML with XSL.
XSL Formatting Model.
Putting It All Together.