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XML For Dummies by [Dykes, Lucinda, Tittel, Ed]
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From the Back Cover

See how XML works for business needs and RSS feeds

Create consistency on the Web, or tag your data for different purposes

Tag — XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You′ll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more.

Discover how to

  • Make information portable
  • Use XML with Word 2003
  • Store different types of data
  • Convert HTML documents to XHTML
  • Add CSS to XML
  • Understand and use DTDs

About the Author

Lucinda Dykes started her career in a high–tech area of medicine, but left medicine to pursue her interests in technology and the Web. She has been writing code and developing Web sites since 1994, and also teaches and develops online courses ― including the JavaScript courses for the International Webmasters Association/HTML Writers’ Guild at www.eclasses.org.
Lucinda has authored, co–authored, edited, and been a contributing author to numerous computer books; the most recent include Dreamweaver MX 2004 Savvy (Sybex), XML for Dummies (3rd Edition, Wiley), Dreamweaver MX Fireworks MX Savvy (Sybex), XML Schemas (Sybex), and Mastering XHTML (Sybex). When she can manage to move herself away from her keyboard, other interests include holographic technologies, science fiction, and Bollywood movies.

Ed Tittel is a 23–year veteran of the computing industry. After spending his first seven years in harness writing code, Ed switched to the softer side of the business as a trainer and talking head. A freelance writer since 1986, Ed has written hundreds of magazine and Web articles ― and worked on over 100 computer books, including numerous For Dummies titles on topics that include several Windows versions, NetWare, HTML, XHTML, and XML.
Ed is also Technology Editor for Certification Magazine, writes for numerous TechTarget Web sites, and writes a twice–monthly newsletter, “Must Know News,” for CramSession.com. In his spare time, Ed likes to shoot pool, cook, and spend time with his wife Dina and his son Gregory. He also likes to explore the world away from the keyboard with his trusty Labrador retriever, Blackie. Ed can be contacted at etittel@yahoo.com.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6075 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 4 edition (29 May 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003S9VRY8
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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By A Customer on 8 Jun. 2001
Format: Paperback
I was hoping to get a thorough beginners introduction to xml but all I got were stabs in the dark!! A little disappointing for the dummies range. Not really worth the dough! Try Inside XML by Steve Holzner. It's bulky,(1000 pages!) but very informative, and great value for money!!
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By A Customer on 9 Feb. 2004
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I had to do some work in XML and found this book lurking around the office. I've read a lot of books on IT and this is by far the worst. I didn't think it was possible for 350 pages of references and tutorials to teach me nothing, until I read this. Please don't waste your time with this book, it is useless.
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I bought this book hopeing it would explain to me the basics of xml and help me make simple xml based web pages. The book is not clear, contains numerous irrelevant distractions and did not meet my aims. Anyone wanting to learn xml shoul avoid this book at all costs.
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By A Customer on 4 Oct. 1999
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This is the worst book I have ever read on any computing subject. It side tracks into SGML, pads out the already weak content and point you to broken links on the web.
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Not a bad book, but I expect a bit better from the "dummies" books. It covers all the bases but never gets past the basics.
Maybe XML really is that simple, but this book just didn't teach me much.
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By A Customer on 21 Jun. 1998
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I finally found out the tie in and conicidence with the *ml books from IDG: They have similat designs and authors. They are going to run the humor element into the ground. It was nice for the begiining topics but now they are trying to this for every topic. This book falls into that category in that every topic that was not previously mentioned in the previous books was glazed over and stuffed with fluff. Just buy HTML for Dummies and More HTML for Dummies and you will have two-thirds of this book.
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Having bought 3 xml books, this one is the one I wish I read first. It does not go into any great depth but is an excellent introduction to XML and why it is different (and needed) from HTML. So, If you want to get a grip on what XML is for under $25, this is 4-5 star book. If you want something to have beside you at your computer, (meaning perhaps not a dummy like meself or the title implies) this is not for you, look else where.
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By A Customer on 11 Jun. 1999
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Ive read the first 4 chapters.
This book explains how xml is different from html, and its relationship to sgml, but I have yet to find out WHY people use xml, or HOW people use it. Totally lacking in real-world examples of WHAT xml is. The book focuses on syntax, but skips explaining fundamentals of WHY, WHAT and HOW. Any other xml book must be better than this.
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