XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is everywhere: the syntax of choice for newly designed document formats across almost all computer applications. Now used daily by developers, XML is living up to its reputation as one of the most important developments in document interchange in the history of computing.
A perennial bestseller, the handy XML Pocket Reference from O'Reilly has been revised once again to give you quick access to the latest goods. In addition to its comprehensive look at XML, this third edition has been updated with new material on Namespaces and XML Schema--considered among the most important elements in current XML use--along with RELAX NG and Schematron, additional powerful tools for describing XML document structures.
Like other titles in O'Reilly's Pocket Reference series, the XML Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition features a well-organized format that gets right to the point. As a result, it's already won over the allegiance of developers everywhere. If you need XML answers quick and on the fly, this compact book is most definitely the book for you.
Simon St. Laurent is a web developer, network administrator, computer book author, and XML troublemaker living in Ithaca, NY. His books include Programming Web Services with XML-RPC and Office 2003 XML (O'Reilly), XML: A Primer and Sharing Bandwidth (Hungry Minds), and XML Elements of Style and Building XML Applications (McGraw-Hill). Simon is a contributing editor to XMLhack.com and an occasional contributor to XML.com (O'Reilly Network).
Michael Fitzgerald is a freelance writer and trainer specializing in XML and related technologies. He is the author of Building B2B Applications with XML and XSL Essentials, both published by John Wiley & Sons, and has published several articles for XML.com on the O'Reilly Network.
Comments about oreilly XML Pocket Reference, 3rd Edition:
I found this book very useful and very, very complete. However it lacks most of the 2nd editions topics, like XSLT and XPath. I think this book is great and over all very usefull. But im keeping both Editions.