Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a rapidly maturing technologywith powerful real-world applications, particularly for themanagement, display, and transport of data. Together with its manyrelated technologies, it has become the standard for data anddocument delivery on the Web.
This book teaches you all you need to know about XML whatit is, how it works, what technologies surround it, and how it canbest be used in a variety of situations, from simple data transferto using XML in your web pages. It builds on the strengths of thefirst edition, and provides new material to reflect the changes inthe XML landscape notably SOAP and Web Services, and thepublication of the XML Schemas Recommendation by the W3C.
Who is this book for?
Beginning XML, 2nd Edition is for any developer who isinterested in learning to use XML in web, e-commerce, or datastorage applications. Some knowledge of mark up, scripting, and/orobject oriented programming languages is advantageous, but notessential, as the basis of these techniques is explained asrequired.
What does this book cover?
- XML syntax and writing well-formed XML
- Using XML Namespaces
- Transforming XML into other formats with XSLT
- XPath and XPointer for locating specific XML data
- XML validation using DTDs and XML Schemas
- Manipulating XML documents with the DOM and SAX 2.0
- SOAP and Web Services
- Displaying XML using CSS and XSL
- Incorporating XML into traditional databases and n-tierarchitectures
- XLink for linking XML and non-XML resources