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This is a revised edition of one of the best selling introductory XML titles. It covers all the features of XML, and sets them within an applied setting. In addition to the specifications of XML, readers will learn how to create powerful web applications and see the actual workings of XML.
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The Extensible Markup Language is a powerful publishing and document interchange
format. Developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, it was released, to widespread
acclaim, in 1998. XML has a superficial resemblance to HTML, the established
language of the Web, but information held in this format is self-describing
- it can be extracted, manipulated and formatted to the requirements of any
target audience or publishing medium.
XML should be of interest to HTML designers who need more flexibility to manage
and customize their documents, to SGML users seeking advanced yet modestly priced
applications, and to software developers requiring a flexible storage or interchange
format that has powerful supporting tools.
The XML Companion serves the programmer, analyst or consultant
involved in the management, processing, transfer or publication of XML documents.
Detailed study of XML is supported by the inclusion of cross-referenced 'road
maps' of the building blocks that comprise the standard, and an extensive glossary.
Related standards for cataloguing, linking and styling XML files are also covered
The first edition of this book was completed within weeks of the release of
the XML standard. Since that time, no significant pressure to modify or enhance
the core standard has emerged. Justification for a new edition of this book
therefore rests upon the high degree of activity surrounding XML. Complementary
standards for processing, presenting and merging XML data have since been released,
and this edition provides detailed coverage of DOM 1.0, SAX 1.0, CSS 2 and Namespaces
1.0. Other standards have progressed, but are still being refined, so this edition
simply describes later, more stable drafts of XSL (now divided into XSL and
XSLT) and XLL (now divided into XLink and XPointer). Other proposed standards
have only very recently emerged. The next version of HTML (XHTML) will be an
application of XML (instead of SGML), and the XML Catalog proposal defines a
standard scheme for managing the mapping of entity identifiers to local system
files. A new scheme for navigating around XML documents, called XPath, will
be utilised by the linking and styling standards.
This opportunity has been taken to rectify a number of minor syntactic and
grammatical mistakes, as well as a few factual errors, and thanks are due to
readers of the first edition for highlighting many of these issues.
Very little material from the first edition has been omitted, so the new book
is a little larger than before. Despite this, it is hoped that the book can
still serve as a 'companion' for those who are constantly on the move.
A repeated thanks to all those mentioned in the first edition of this book,
as their contributions remain relevant. In addition, a number of readers of
the first edition have contributed suggestions and observations that have helped
improve the quality of this work, and their efforts are appreciated. Finally,
thanks once again to Adobe for FrameMaker+SGML (which was used both in the preparation
and publication of this book).
Comments and suggestions for a possible future edition are welcome. They should
be sent to the author, who can be found at email@example.com.
Updates, additions and corrections can be obtained from the author's Web page,
located at 'bradley.co.uk',
which also contains links to various XML and SGML related sites.
XML is one of the most exciting recent developments to hit the World Wide Web, enabling the further expansion of Web technology into new domains of content management, audience targetted presentation and distributed document processing. If you’re a current or potential XML user looking for just one reference to get you up to speed on XML with clarity, comprehensive coverage and precision, then this book will be your essential and constant companion.
Building on the success of the first edition of The XMLCompanion, Neil Bradley has updated this accessible, in-depth reference to release 1.0 of the XML standard to incorporate the results of the high degree of activity that has surrounded the standard since its release. This edition now contains the complementary standards that have been released, including detailed coverage of DOM 1.0, SAX 1.0, CSS 2 and NameSpaces 1.0, as well as describing the latest, most stable drafts of XSL & XSLT, Xlink & Xpointer.
The XML Companion:
· provides an accessible, comprehensive description of each XML feature
· does not assume experience of either HTML or SGML
· features a series of ‘Road Map’ charts that reveal the structure of the XML standard
· contains an extensive glossary of XML and related terminology
·provides up-to-date coverage of all complementary standards
New to this edition:
NEW – Detailed coverage of DOM 1.0, SAX 1.0, CSS 2 and NameSpaces 1.0
NEW – Describes latest drafts of XSL & XSLT, Xlink & XPointer
NEW – Covers recently proposed standards – XHTML and XML Catalog
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