Beginning XML, 4th Edition

The perfect resource for beginning XML programmers, this guidebookclearly shows you what XML is, how to use it, and what technologiessurround it. The authors build on the strengths of previouseditions while covering the latest changes in the XML landscapesuch as XQuery, RSS and Atom, and Ajax. The most recentspecifications are presented along with best practices to followwhen developing XML solutions.

The fourth edition will help you quickly progress from XMLbasics to more advanced programming techniques. You'll delve intothe state of the art for XML and databases, discover how to queryXML information, retrieve data, and create new XML documents. Inaddition, you'll learn how to publish information on the web,design dynamic interactive graphics, and make interactive forms.You'll be able to apply this information to build robustapplications in real-world situations.

What you will learn from this book

  • Specific rules to follow for constructing XML
  • How to create and use different XML vocabularies

  • Steps for extracting information and converting it to HTML orother formats

  • Strategies for storing and retrieving XML documents

  • How to manipulate XML using DOM and SAX

  • Tips for improving communication with XML by using Ajaxtechniques, RSS, and SOAP

  • How to use CSS to add visual styles to your XML documents

Who this book is for

This book is for any programmer interested in learning how touse XML. Some knowledge of web programming or data exchangetechniques is helpful but not necessary.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learningprogramming languages and technologies easier than you think,providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you throughall the techniques involved.

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