Synopses & Reviews
An introduction to the markup technology of XML, this book covers its features and abilities as well as explains the strategic importance for developing web-based applications. It 1)helps users envision how XML can be used to gain a competitive advantage in e-commerce, 2)offers substantial hands-on experience in using and understanding the workings of XML, 3)clarifies confusing terminology that currently pervades the field, and 4)encourages the development of more sophisticated e-commerce applications. The book demonstrates the many ways that XML based applications can be deployed, using available technologies and referring to anticipated developments based on work in progress. Chapter topics cover data content, definitions, and output; parsing XML to collect data; and XML applications. For use in an IT Certificate Program--oriented towards helping non-technical Account Executives or other professional staff people gain foundation in some hot IT areas such as XML.