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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Balanced, Great Examples
This book is well balanced in its discussion of history, XML, XSL, XLink, displaying XML, and case studies. The historical introduction is well done, and doesn't drag on and on. The discussion of XML is written in english, building with simple examples to more complex. The case studies were all using Microsoft products, but concrete examples really illustrated key...
Published on 25 May 1999

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1.0 out of 5 stars Any old tom dick and harry's 0.02$ about XML
There wasn't one solid case-study or example application which demonstrated how to actually manipulate an XML Structure. Many of the screenshots are fakes. There are far too many forward references. This book was written using Cut & Paste. Almost exclusively Microsoft based -- do Micrsoft own this publishing company?
Published on 4 May 1999


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1.0 out of 5 stars Any old tom dick and harry's 0.02$ about XML, 4 May 1999
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This review is from: Xml Applications (Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
There wasn't one solid case-study or example application which demonstrated how to actually manipulate an XML Structure. Many of the screenshots are fakes. There are far too many forward references. This book was written using Cut & Paste. Almost exclusively Microsoft based -- do Micrsoft own this publishing company?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well Balanced, Great Examples, 25 May 1999
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This review is from: Xml Applications (Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
This book is well balanced in its discussion of history, XML, XSL, XLink, displaying XML, and case studies. The historical introduction is well done, and doesn't drag on and on. The discussion of XML is written in english, building with simple examples to more complex. The case studies were all using Microsoft products, but concrete examples really illustrated key XML concepts. Although the discussion of XSL is probably one of the most up-to-date I've seen, caution on the examples. The XSL formatting discusion tries to go into detail, but can be difficult to follow.
One of the best XML books I've seen.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good content, poorly presented, 3 Jun 1999
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This review is from: Xml Applications (Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
XML Applications has everything that I want to learn about XML, XSL, DTDs, etc. But the presentation of material is very poorly organized. It reads like a book from 9 different authors that don't know each other. XML and its related technologies cleanly breaks down into 5 major topics, but this book scatters text about each of these 5 topics all over the book. Again, the content and detail is excellent, but the presentation is poor.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest of books..., 14 Feb 2000
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This review is from: Xml Applications (Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
I was looking for a book that stood as a good introduction to XML. Having bought and found useful most of the WROX asp books, i thought I would give it a try. Unfortunately I found that it moved on too quickly after the first couple of chapters and thought that it left gaping holes when I moved to later chapters, consequently, I stopped reading. I'm going to try the 'Sams 21 days...' book next. I'll let you all know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book - a must!, 3 Mar 1999
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This review is from: Xml Applications (Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
Cool book. Great code samples and clear, concise text.
I especially liked the XSL and CDF coverage!
Great work Wrox!
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5.0 out of 5 stars xml for programers, 25 Feb 1999
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This review is from: Xml Applications (Programmer to Programmer) (Paperback)
This is a typical wrox book: covers mostly microsoft material, good code examples. You can read about XML from resources on the web, but this book gives you an idea on how actual applications may be implemented, at a time where there is little published browser support. 4 stars for the material, 1 for the timing.
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