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The emergence of XML is having an enormous impact on Web development, and scaling the learning curve of this new technology is a priority for many developers. The XML Bible offers a superb introduction to the subject and the groundwork to understand XML's future developments.
Author Elliotte Rusty Harold uses a patient, step-by-step discussion that clearly points out the potential of XML without boring his readership with tons of SGML spec-speak. Harold opens quickly with a "Hello World" example to get the reader coding early, and follows that with a simple but powerful example of XML's data management benefits--presenting baseball statistics. Once you've coded your first XML documents, you'll be hooked on the technology and motivated to learn about the more sophisticated topics.
Style sheet languages are covered comprehensively to illustrate the presentation possibilities and pitfalls. An unusually long list of real-life XML applications also shows how XML is already being used, and there is in-depth coverage of the Resource Description Framework, Channel Definition Format, and Vector Markup Language. The book wraps up with a section that helps you design your own XML application from scratch.
Titling a book a bible is a bold move, but this engaging and informative guide is entitled to make this claim. --Stephen W. Plain
Topics covered: XML background, example XML applications, type definitions (DTDs), style languages, Xlinks, Xpointers, Namespaces, application planning, and XML 1.0 specification.
"The XML Bible provides complete coverage on all XML-related topics and will be an essential resource for any developer." —Sean Rhody, Technical Editor, XML Journal --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
This book is great way to learn XML. It has lots of example and the author writes well.Published on Sept. 4 2002 by J. West
Having worked very little with XML related technologies for more than 2 years now, I was skeptical when a colleague recommended this book as a good strater to learning more... Read morePublished on April 26 2002 by Kevin Boerner
I am finally getting around to actually checking out XML, and spent a few days checking out the field for that perfect, up-to-date introduction. I found ... Read morePublished on March 22 2002 by Chia-heng Yao
This book does a terrific job of covering every possible aspect of XML technology, but not in-depth enough for the professional. Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2002
I have not read through the whole book yet. In fact, I am only in chapter 4. One thing I find quite annoying is that, this book has a lot of not-so-related examples so far. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2001 by knittingguy1
Its not enough being a very bad reference it is also very
This book should not be allowed to be printed it is simply a hoax. Read more
While I think that for the most part XML Bible is a very comprehensive book that provided me with a good introduction to using XML, I really have to criticize the example programs... Read morePublished on Oct. 18 2001 by Quetzalsacatenango
To the previous reviewer - this is a vehicle for evaluating the book in question not for sharing your misinterpretation of the author's political statements.Published on Oct. 16 2001
This is a very good book among all the XML books i have read so far. I thank the author very much because after reading few XML books i was very frustrated whether i will be able... Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2001 by Natarajan Meghanathan