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Learning XML: Guide to Creating Self-Describing Data Paperback – 11 Jan 2001

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (11 Jan. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596000464
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596000462
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,537,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Although Learning XML covers XML with a broad brush, it nevertheless presents the key elements of the technology with enough detail to familiarise the reader with the crucial markup language. This guide is brief enough to tackle in a weekend.

Author Erik T Ray begins with an excellent summary of XML's history as an outgrowth of SGML and HTML. He outlines very clearly the elements of markup, demystifying concepts such as attributes, entities and namespaces with numerous clear examples. To illustrate a real-world XML application, he gives the reader a look at a document written in DocBook--a publicly available XML document type for publishing technical writings--and explains the sections of the document step by step. A simplified version of DocBook is used later in the book to illustrate transformation--a powerful benefit of XML.

The all-important Document Type Definition (DTD) is covered in depth, but the still-unofficial alternative--XML Schema--is only briefly addressed. The author makes liberal use of graphical illustrations, tables and code to demonstrate concepts along the way, keeping the reader engaged and on track. Ray also gets into a deep discussion of programming XML utilities with Perl.

Learning XML is a highly readable introduction to XML for readers with existing knowledge of markup and Web technologies, and it meets its goals very well--to deliver a broad perspective of XML and its potential. --Stephen W Plain

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Erik Ray's Learning XML is quite simply the best
general introduction to XML that I have read to date. -- gbdirect.co.uk, Jan 2002

Highly recommended for anyone interested in understanding XML and keeping up with the rapid developments of this important technology. -- James Kalback, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Oct 2001

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jane arc
5.0 out of 5 starsExcellent book for programmers using XML
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