XML: A Beginner's Guide

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Date

February 14, 2009

Format

Electronic book text, 456 pages

ISBN

0071606270 / 9780071606271

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Overview


Main description

Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Get started programming in XML right away with help from this hands-on tutorial. XML: A Beginner's Guide explains how to store data in and retrieve data from XML documents, format data with Cascading Style Sheets, display data in Web browsers, and use Java and JavaScript. The book covers the latest innovations in XML, including Ajax, XHTML, XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and the new XQuery specification. Now it's easier than ever to learn how to create your own XML solutions!

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills
  • Numerous screenshots--Examples that illustrate real-world results
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated


Table of contents

Chapter 1 - Creating Well-Formed XML Documents Chapter 2 - Creating Valid XML Documents: Document Type Definitions Chapter 3 - Creating Valid XML Documents: XML Schemas Chapter 4 - Creating Your Own Types in XML Schemas Chapter 5 - Formatting XML With Cascading Style Sheets Chapter 6 - Finding Your Direction With XPath Chapter 7 - Formatting XML With XSL Transformations Chapter 8 - Extending HTML With XHTML Chapter 9 - Parsing XML With DOM Techniques Chapter 10 - Parsing XML With SAX Techniques Chapter 11 - Speeding up the Web With XML and Ajax Chapter 12 - Accessing Data With XQuery


Author comments

Steven Holzner is the award-winning author of more than 100 computer books, including PHP: The Complete Reference. His books have sold more than two million copies, and have been translated into 23 languages.


Back cover copy

Essential Skills-Made Easy!

Get started programming in XML right away with help from this hands-on tutorial. XML: A Beginner's Guide explains how to store data in and retrieve data from XML documents, format data with Cascading Style Sheets, display data in Web browsers, and use Java and JavaScript. The book covers the latest innovations in XML, including Ajax, XHTML, XPath 2.0, XSLT 2.0, and the new XQuery specification. Now it's easier than ever to learn how to create your own XML solutions!

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills
  • Numerous screenshots--Examples that illustrate real-world results
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated





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