This book teaches you all you need to know about XML what it is, how it works, what technologies surround it, and how it can best be used in a variety of situations, from simple data transfer to using XML in your web pages. It builds on the strengths of the first edition, and provides new material to reflect the changes in the XML landscape notably SOAP and Web Services, and the publication of the XML Schemas Recommendation by the W3C.
Who is this book for?
Beginning XML, 2nd Edition is for any developer who is interested in learning to use XML in web, e-commerce, or data storage applications. Some knowledge of mark up, scripting, and/or object oriented programming languages is advantageous, but not essential, as the basis of these techniques is explained as required.
What does this book cover?
This book introduces XML concepts at an easy to understand level. The chapter I enjoyed the least was the SAX chapter, mostly because the writer had such an outrageously different... Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by Kawika
I can understand why WROX went out of business.
This is just about the worst programming book I have ever read. Read more
hard to read.
too much large.
imposible to finish the book, and to learn nothing with this book.
I gave it 3 stars because it floods you with lot of Information.
In reality this book can easily be reduced (from current 750+ pages) to 400 pages. Read more
See my full comment on XML Bible Gold Edition. Basically, these two books are complementary - one for Coders and the other for Writers/Designers. Read morePublished on March 22 2002 by Chia-heng Yao
Definitely a good book for beginners; also a nice reference guide. Covers XML, Namespaces, DOM, SAX, XSLT, SOAP, Schemas, etc. Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2002 by Darshan Singh
I found this book confusing. I am pretty good with HTML and have some experience programming Visual Basic.
I would not recommend this for beginners. Read more
Editor Jeff Rafter contributes more information to this field than any other person on Earth. I think they should have named this book "XML Perfected, By: Jeff Rafter and... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2002 by Andrew Solt Prod.