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XML Weekend Crash Course [Paperback]

Kay Ethier , Alan Houser
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From the Back Cover

Get Up to Speed on XML - in a Weekend! The big day is Monday - the day you get to show off what you know about XML. The problem is, you're not really up to speed. Maybe it's been a while since you worked with Extensible Markup Language, or maybe you just like a challenge. In any event, we've got a solution for you - XML Weekend Crash Course. Open the book Friday evening and on Sunday afternoon, after completing 30 fast, focused sessions, you'll be able to jump right in and start creating cutting-edge XML solutions. It's as simple as that. The Curriculum Friday Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Introduction to Structured Documents
* Why XML?
* A Simple XML Document
* Using XML on the Web
Saturday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Creating XML Documents
* Tour of XML Syntax: Elements and Attributes
* Tour of XML Syntax: Special Constructs
* Working with Well-formed XML Documents
* Specifying an XML Vocabulary with a DTD
* Validating an XML Document and Expanding Its Structure
Afternoon: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Exploring XML DTDs: Specifying Attributes
* Exploring XML DTDs: Creating Cross-References and Links
* Exploring XML DTDs: External Files
* Exploring XML DTDs: Special Characters
* Exploring XML DTDs: Graphics
* Publishing XML Documents: Introduction to XML Transformations
Evening: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Simple Transformations with XSLT and XPath
* Introducing the XML Path Language (XPath)
* Using XSLT and XPath to Select XML Content
* Using XSLT and XPath to Fill an HTML Template
Sunday Morning: 6 Sessions, 3 Hours
* Introduction to Displaying XML Documents
* Formatting XML Documents with Cascading Style Sheets
* Building Web Sites with XSLT - Part I
* Building Web Sites with XSLT - Part II
* Scripting XML
* XHTML: An XML Vocabulary for the Web
Afternoon: 4 Sessions, 2 Hours
* Introduction to XML Schemas - Part I
* Introduction to XML Schemas - Part II
* Using Industry-Standard XML Vocabularies
* Linking and Querying XML Documents
CD-ROM Includes:
* Turbo XML trial version
* Evaluation versions of XML Spy and WorX for Word
* FrameMaker+SGML and SVGViewer tryout version
* Sample code from the book
* Assessment software to help gauge your progress
System Requirements: PC running Windows 95 or later, Windows NT 4 or later. See Appendix B for details and complete system requirements. For more information on Hungry Minds, go to www.hungryminds.com

About the Author

About the Authors Kay Ethier is manager of new business with Bright Path Solutions of Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Kay is an accomplished writer and regular contributor to IT: Information Technology for Professionals, for which she writes on a variety of technology topics. She instructs technical courses on such topics as FrameMaker, FrameMaker+SGML, XML, HTML, and Adobe Acrobat. In addition to teaching, Kay works with clients on paper and electronic publishing projects, manages internal corporate publishing projects, and lectures at national seminars and conferences. Alan Houser is co-founder and principal partner of Group Wellesley, a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company that provides technical documentation and information management services to technology-based companies and organizations. Having more than 12 years of experience in the software industry, Alan enjoys developing solutions to support information management and information re-use, and he has designed enterprise-wide processes for writing, maintaining, and publishing technical documentation. He has presented on publishing solutions, including XML and SGML, at local and national conferences, and he provides classroom training to corporate audiences in XML and FrameMaker+SGML.
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