XML: A Beginner's Guide

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February 14, 2009


Electronic book text, 456 pages


0071606270 / 9780071606271

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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 DocumentsChapter 2 - Creating Valid XML Documents: Document Type DefinitionsChapter 3 - Creating Valid XML Documents: XML SchemasChapter 4 - Creating Your Own Types in XML SchemasChapter 5 - Formatting XML With Cascading Style SheetsChapter 6 - Finding Your Direction With XPathChapter 7 - Formatting XML With XSL TransformationsChapter 8 - Extending HTML With XHTMLChapter 9 - Parsing XML With DOM TechniquesChapter 10 - Parsing XML With SAX TechniquesChapter 11 - Speeding up the Web With XML and AjaxChapter 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.

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