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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Python and XML

    1. Key Advantages of XML

    2. The XML Specifications

    3. The Power of Python and XML

    4. What Can We Do with It?

  2. Chapter 2 XML Fundamentals

    1. XML Structure in a Nutshell

    2. Document Types and Schemas

    3. Types of Conformance

    4. Physical Structures

    5. Constructing XML Documents

    6. Document Type Definitions

    7. Canonical XML

    8. Going Beyond the XML Specification

  3. Chapter 3 The Simple API for XML

    1. The Birth of SAX

    2. Understanding SAX

    3. Reading an Article

    4. Searching File Information

    5. Building an Image Index

    6. Converting XML to HTML

    7. Advanced Parser Factory Usage

    8. Native Parser Interfaces

  4. Chapter 4 The Document Object Model

    1. The DOM Specifications

    2. Understanding the DOM

    3. Python DOM Offerings

    4. Retrieving Information

    5. Changing Documents

    6. Building a Web Application

    7. Going Beyond SAX and DOM

  5. Chapter 5 Querying XML with XPath

    1. XPath at a Glance

    2. Where Is XPath Used?

    3. Location Paths

    4. XPath Arithmetic Operators

    5. XPath Functions

    6. Compiling XPath Expressions

  6. Chapter 6 Transforming XML with XSLT

    1. The XSLT Specification

    2. XSLT Processors

    3. Defining Stylesheets

    4. Using XSLT from the Command Line

    5. XSLT Elements

    6. A More Complex Example

    7. Embedding XSLT Transformations in Python

    8. Choosing a Technique

  7. Chapter 7 XML Validation and Dialects

    1. Working with DTDs

    2. Validation at Runtime

    3. The BillSummary Example

    4. Dialects, Frameworks, and Workflow

    5. What Does ebXML Offer?

  8. Chapter 8 Python Internet APIs

    1. Connecting Web Sites

    2. Working with URLs

    3. Opening URLs

    4. Connecting with HTTP

    5. Using the Server Classes

  9. Chapter 9 Python, Web Services, and SOAP

    1. Python Web Services Support

    2. The Emerging SOAP Standard

    3. Python SOAP Options

    4. Example SOAP Server and Client

    5. What About XML-RPC?

  10. Chapter 10 Python and Distributed Systems Design

    1. Sample Application and Flow Analysis

    2. Understanding the Scope

    3. Building the Database

    4. Building the Profiles Access Class

    5. Creating an XML Data Store

    6. The XML Switch

    7. Running the XML Switch

    8. A Web Application

  1. Appendix Installing Python and XML Tools

    1. Installing Python

    2. Installing PyXML

    3. Installing 4Suite

  2. Appendix XML Definitions

    1. XML Definitions

  3. Appendix Python SAX API

  4. Appendix Python DOM API

    1. DOMException

    2. DOMImplementation

    3. DocumentFragment

    4. Document

    5. Node

    6. NodeList

    7. NamedNodeMap

    8. CharacterData

    9. Attr

    10. Element

    11. Text

    12. Comment

    13. CDATASection

    14. DocumentType

    15. Notation

    16. Entity

    17. EntityReference

    18. ProcessingInstruction

    19. 4DOM Extensions

  5. Appendix Working with MSXML3.0

    1. Setting Up MSXML3.0

    2. Basic DOM Operations

    3. MSXML3.0 Support for XSLT

    4. Handling Parsing Errors

    5. MSXML3.0 Reference

  6. Appendix Additional Python XML Tools

    1. Pyxie

    2. Python XML Tools

    3. XML Schema Validator

    4. Sab-pyth

    5. Redfoot

    6. XML Components for Zope

    7. Online Resources

  7. Colophon