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Whether you're a Web designer using SVG to add vector graphics to web pages, or a C++ programmer using SOAP to serialize objects into a remote database, XML in a Nutshell thoroughly explains the basic rules that all XML documents -- and all XML document creators -- must adhere to, including:
- Essentials of the core XML standards: With this book, you can
develop an understanding of well-formed XML, DTDs, namespaces, Unicode, and
W3C XML Schema quickly.
- Key technologies used mainly for narrative XML documents such as
web pages, books, and articles: You'll gain a working knowledge of XSLT,
Xpath, Xlink, Xpointer, CSS, and XSL-FO.
- Technologies for building data-intensive XML applications, and
for processing XML documents of any kind: One of the most unexpected
developments in XML has been its enthusiastic adoption for structured
documents used for storing, and exchanging used by a wide variety of programs.
This book will help you understand the tools and APIs needed to write software
that processes XML, including the event-based Simple API for XML (SAX2) and
the tree-oriented Document Object Model (DOM).
Quick-reference chapters also detail syntax rules and usage examples for the core XML technologies, including XML, DTDs, Xpath, XSLT, SAX, and DOM. If you need explanation of how a technology works, or just need to quickly find the precise syntax for a particular piece, this up-to-date edition is ready with the information.
XML in a Nutshell is an essential guide for developers who need to create XML-based file formats and data structures for use in XML documents. This is one book you'll want to close at hand as you delve into XML.
Table of Contents
I. XML Concepts
1. Introducing XML
2. XML Fundamentals
3. Document Type Definitions (DTDs)
II. Narrative-Centric Documents
6. XML as a Document Format
7. XML on the Web
8. XSL Transformations (XSLT)
12. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
13. XSL Formatting Objects (XSL-FO)
14. Resource Directory Description Language (RDDL)
III. Data-Centric XML
15. XML as a Data Format
16. XML Schemas
17. Programming Models
18. Document Object Model (DOM)
19. Simple API for XML (SAX)
20. XML 1.0 Reference
21. Schemas Reference
22. XPath Reference
23. XSLT Reference
24. DOM Reference
25. SAX Reference
26. Character Sets