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Real World XML
By Steven  Holzner
Publisher : New Riders Publishing
Pub Date : January 16, 2003
ISBN : 0-7357-1286-7
Pages : 1200

Steven Holzner's friendly, easy-to-read style has turned this book (formerly known as Inside XML) into the leading reference on XML. Unlike other XML books, this one is packed with hundreds of real-world examples, fully tested and ready to use!

Holzner teaches you XML like no other author can, covering every major XML topic today and detailing the ways XML is used now--connecting XML to databases (both locally and on web servers), stying XML for viewing in today's web browsers, reading and parsing XML documents in browsers, writing and using XML schemas, creating graphical XML browsers, working with the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and a great deal more. Real World XML is designed to be the standard in XML coverage--more complete, and more accessible, than any other.

"The author's approach is definitely bottom up, written in a highly personable tone. He makes efficient use of example code, which sets this book apart from many I have read in the past. His examples bring to life the code without overwhelming the reader, and he does not present any examples for which the reader has not been prepared. In addition, no prior knowledge of XML is assumed. As such, this is an excellent book for both beginners and intermediate level web designers and programmers. Experts, too, will find this book of value, due to its emphasis on real world applicability. Overall, this book will benefit all web developers and programmers, with a special emphasis on beginner and intermediate developers."-Donna A. Dulo, MS, MA, Senior Systems Engineer, U.S. Department of Defense

"This book will provide a brilliant basis for anyone wishing to keep up to speed with the new XML developments."-Mr. Andrew Madden, Department of Computer Science, University of Wales

"I found this book's strengths to be: its exhaustive specification reference for the conscientious developer; access to the official specs , which is key; the wide variety of choices provided for all aspects of XML; several alternatives provided for each editor, browser, parser, stylesheet transform engine, and programming language; and working examples that show the power of the tools used."-Jaime Ryan, Software Developer/Documentation Manager, Blue Titan Software

  Table of Contents
Real World XML
By Steven  Holzner
Publisher : New Riders Publishing
Pub Date : January 16, 2003
ISBN : 0-7357-1286-7
Pages : 1200
      Reviewers Praise Real World XML
      Comments from the Previous Edition
      About the Author
      About the Technical Reviewers
        What Is Inside This Book
        Who Is This Book For?
        At What Level This Book Is Written
        Conventions Used
      Chapter  1.   Essential XML
        Markup Languages
        What Does XML Look Like?
        What Does XML Look Like in a Browser?
        What's So Great About XML?
        Well-Formed XML Documents
        Valid XML Documents
        Parsing XML Yourself
        XML Resources
        XML Editors
        XML Browsers
        XML Parsers
        XML Validators
        CSS and XSL
        XLinks and XPointers
        URLs Versus URIs
        ASCII, Unicode, and the Universal Character System
        XML Applications
      Chapter  2.   Creating Well-Formed XML Documents
        The World Wide Web Consortium
        What Is a Well-Formed XML Document?
        Markup and Character Data
        The Prolog
        The XML Declaration
        Processing Instructions
        Tags and Elements
        The Root Element
        Building Well-Formed Document Structure
        CDATA Sections
        XML Namespaces
        Canonical XML
      Chapter  3.   Valid Documents: Creating Document Type Definitions
        Valid XML Documents
        Creating Document Type Declarations
        Creating Document Type Definitions
        Validating Against a DTD
        Element Declarations
        Child Element Lists
        Creating Subsequences with Parentheses
        Mixed Content
        Empty Elements
        DTD Comments
        A DTD Example
        External DTDs
        Using Document Type Definitions with URLs
        Public Document Type Definitions
        Using Both Internal and External DTDs
        Namespaces and DTDs
      Chapter  4.   DTDs: Entities and Attributes
        Creating Internal General Entities
        Creating External General Entities
        Building a Document from Pieces
        Predefined General Entity References
        Creating Internal Parameter Entities
        External Parameter Entities
        Using INCLUDE and IGNORE
        All About Attributes
        Declaring Attributes in DTDs
        Setting Default Values for Attributes
        Attribute Types
        Embedding Non-XML Data in a Document
        Embedding Multiple Unparsed Entities in a Document
      Chapter  5.   Creating XML Schemas
        Using XML Schemas in Internet Explorer
        Writing XML Schemas
        What Elements Can You Use in Schemas?
        Declaring Types and Elements
        Specifying How Often Elements Can Occur
        Specifying Default Values for Elements
        Specifying Attribute Constraints and Defaults
        Creating Simple Types
        Creating Simple Types Using Facets
        Using Anonymous Type Definitions
        Creating Empty Elements
        Creating Mixed-Content Elements
        Annotating Schemas
        Creating Choices
        Creating Element Groups
        Creating Attribute Groups
        Creating all Groups
        Schemas and Namespaces
      Chapter  6.   Understanding JavaScript
        What Is JavaScript?
        JavaScript Is Object-Based
        Using Object Properties and Methods in JavaScript
        Using Events in JavaScript
        Programming in JavaScript
        Working with Data in JavaScript
        Commenting Your JavaScript
        Working with JavaScript Operators
        Creating JavaScript if Statements
        Creating JavaScript if else Statements
        Creating switch Statements
        Creating JavaScript for Loop Statements
        Creating while Loop Statements
        Creating do while Loops
        Creating Functions in JavaScript
        Passing Values to Functions
        Creating Objects in JavaScript
        Using String Objects in JavaScript
        Using the Array Class to Create Arrays
        Working with Events
        Getting Event Information
        Handling Mouse Events
      Chapter  7.   Handling XML Documents with JavaScript
        The W3C DOM
        The XML DOM Objects
        The DOMDocument Object
        The XMLDOMNode Object
        The XMLDOMNodeList Object
        The XMLDOMNamedNodeMap Object
        The XMLDOMParseError Object
        The XMLDOMAttribute Object
        The XMLDOMElement Object
        The XMLDOMText Object
        Loading XML Documents
        Using XML Data Islands
        Getting Elements by Name
        Getting Attribute Values from XML Elements
        Parsing XML Documents in Code
        Parsing an XML Document to Display Node Type and Content
        Parsing an XML Document to Display Attribute Values
        Handling Events While Loading XML Documents
        Validating XML Documents with DTDs in Internet Explorer
        Scripting XML Elements
        Editing XML Documents with Internet Explorer
      Chapter  8.   XML and Data Binding
        Data Binding in Internet Explorer
        Using Data Source Objects
        Binding Data to HTML Elements
        Using Data Binding with XML
        XML Single-Record Binding Using XML Data Islands
        The Properties, Methods, and Events of XML DSOs
        Tabular Data Binding and XML
        Single-Record Data Binding with the XML DSO
        Tabular Data Binding with the XML DSO
        XML and Hierarchical Data
        Handling Variable-Size Hierarchical Data in XML Documents
        Searching XML Data
      Chapter  9.   Cascading Style Sheets
        Attaching Stylesheets to XML Documents
        Selecting Elements in Stylesheet Rules
        Grouping Elements in Selectors
        Creating Pseudo-Elements
        Creating Pseudo-Classes
        Selecting by ID
        Using Contextual Selectors
        Using Inline Styles
        Using Inheritance
        Understanding Cascades
        Creating Style Rules
        Creating Block Elements
        Styling Text
        Setting Colors and Backgrounds
        Margins, Indentations, and Alignments
        Applying Styles to Lists
        Creating Borders
        Displaying Images
        Absolute Positioning
        Relative Positioning
        The Formal Style Property Specifications
        Text Properties
        Font Properties
        Background and Color Properties
        Table Properties
        Positioning and Block Properties
        Box Properties
        Visual Effects Properties
        List Properties
      Chapter  10.   Understanding Java
        Java Resources
        Writing Java Programs
        Java Is Object-Oriented from the Ground Up
        Getting the Java SDK
        Creating Java Files
        Writing Code: Creating an Application
        Compiling Code
        Running Java Applications
        Commenting Your Code
        Importing Java Packages and Classes
        Creating Variables in Java
        Creating Arrays in Java
        Creating Strings in Java
        Java Operators
        Java Conditional Statements: if , if else , switch
        Java Loops: for , while , do while
        Declaring and Creating Objects
        Creating Methods in Java
        Creating Java Classes
      Chapter  11.   Java and the XML DOM
        Creating a Parser
        Displaying an Entire Document
        Filtering XML Documents
        Creating a Windowed Browser
        Creating a Graphical Browser
        Navigating in XML Documents
        Modifying XML Documents
      Chapter  12.   Java and SAX
        Working with SAX
        Displaying an Entire Document
        Filtering XML Documents
        Creating a Windowed Browser
        Creating a Graphical Browser
        Navigating in XML Documents
        Modifying XML Documents
      Chapter  13.   XSL Transformations
        Using XSLT Stylesheets in XML Documents
        XSL Stylesheets
        Making a Transformation Happen
        Creating XSLT Stylesheets
        The xsl:apply-templates Element
        Getting the Value of Nodes with xsl:value-of
        Handling Multiple Selections with xsl:for-each
        Specifying Patterns for the match Attribute
        Specifying Patterns for the select Attribute
        Understanding XPath
        The Default XSLT Rules
        Altering Document Structure Based on Input
        Creating New Attributes
        Generating Comments with xsl:comment
        Copying Nodes
        Sorting Elements
        Using xsl:if
        Using xsl:choose
        Controlling Output Type
      Chapter  14.   XSL Formatting Objects
        Formatting an XML Document
        Creating the XSLT Stylesheet
        Transforming a Document into Formatting Object Form
        Creating a Formatted Document
        The XSL Formatting Objects
        The XSL Formatting Properties
        Working with Formatting Objects
        The Document Root: fo:root
        The Master Set Layout: fo:layout-master-set
        Using a Page Master: fo:simple-page-master
        Creating Regions
        Creating Page Sequences: fo:page-sequence
        Creating Flows: fo:flow
        Creating Block-level Content: fo:block
        Inline-Level Formatting Objects
        Creating Page Numbers: fo: page-number
        Creating Tables
        Creating Lists
      Chapter  15.   XLinks and XPointers
        All About XLinks
        Declaring the XLink Attributes
        The xlink:type Attribute
        Locating Resources with xlink:href
        Describing Resources: xlink:role and xlink:title
        The xlink:show Attribute
        The xlink:actuate Attribute
        The xlink:arcrole and xlink:label Attributes
        Extended Links
        Creating Arcs with the xlink:from and xlink:to Attributes
        Inline Versus Out-of-Line Links
        All About XPointers
        XPointer Axes
        XPointer Node Tests
        XPointer Predicates
        XPointer Location Set Functions
        Using XPointer Points
        Using XPointer Ranges
        XPointer Abbreviations
      Chapter  16.   Essential XHTML
        XHTML Version 1.0
        XHTML Version 1.1
        XHTML Version 2.0
        XHTML Basic
        XHTML Checklist
        Differences Between XHTML and HTML
        Automatic Conversion from HTML to XHTML
        Validating Your XHTML Document
        <html> The Document Element
        <head> Creating a Web Page's Head
        <title> The Document's Title
        <body> The Document's Body
        <!- -> Comments
        Headings: <h1> Through <h6>
        Text Handling
        <b> Making Text Bold
        <i> Making Text Italic
        <u> Underlining Text
        <font> Specifying a Text Font
        <br> Creating Line Breaks
        <p> Organizing Text into Paragraphs
        <hr> Creating Horizontal Rules
        <center> Centering Displayed Text
        <div> Formatting Text Blocks
        <span> Formatting Text Inline
      Chapter  17.   XHTML at Work
        <img> Displaying an Image
        <a> Creating a Hyperlink or Anchor
        <link> Setting Link Information
        <table> Creating Tables
        <tr> Creating Table Rows
        <th> Creating Table Headings
        <td> Creating Table Data
        <frameset> Creating Documents with Frames
        <frame> Creating Individual Frames
        Using Stylesheets in XHTML
        <style> Creating Embedded Stylesheets in XHTML
        Using Inline Styles in XHTML
        <script> Using Script Programming
        <form> Creating XHTML Forms
        <input type = "button"> Creating Controls
        <input type="text"> Creating Text Fields
        Extending XHTMLCreating New Elements and Attributes
        Extending Public XHTML DTDs
        Extending XHTML with a Driver DTD
        All About XHTML 1.1 Modules
        Modifying XHTML Content Models
      Chapter  18.   SOAP and RDF
        A SOAP Example Using Java
        RDF Syntax
        RDF Root Element
        RDF Namespace
        RDF Description Element
        RDF Property Elements
        Dublin Core
        Describing Multiple Properties
        Describing Multiple Resources
        Nesting Resources
        Referring to Resources by Reference
        Using XML in Property Elements
        Using Abbreviated RDF Syntax
        RDF Containers
        Using the Bag Container
        Using the Seq Container
        Using the Alt Container
        Making Statements About Containers
        Making Statements About the Items in a Container
        Selecting Container Items by Prefix
        Creating RDF Schemas
      Chapter  19.   Vector Markup Language
        Creating VML Documents
        The VML Elements
        The <shape> Element
        Using Predefined Shapes
        Coloring Shapes
        Scaling Shapes
        Positioning Shapes
        The absolute Position Style
        The <shadow> Element
        The <fill> Element
        Using the <shapetype> Element
        More Advanced VML
      Chapter  20.   WML, ASP, JSP, Servlets, and Perl
        XML and ASP
        XML and Java Servlets
        XML and Perl
        Getting Starting with WML
        Setting Text Alignment
        Basic Text Styling
        The <do> Element
        The <prev> Element
        Text Input
        Select Elements
        Connecting to the Server
      Appendix  A.   The XML 1.0 Recommendation (Second Edition)
        Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second Edition)
        Status of this Document
        Table of Contents
        Section 1.   Introduction
        Section 2.   Documents
        Section 3.   Logical Structures
        Section 4.   Physical Structures
        Section 5.   Conformance
        Section 6.   Notation
        Section A.   References
        Section B.   Character Classes
        Section C.   XML and SGML (Non-Normative)
        Section D.   Expansion of Entity and Character References (Non-Normative)
        Section E.   Deterministic Content Models (Non-Normative)
        Section F.   Autodetection of Character Encodings (Non-Normative)
        Section G.   W3C XML Working Group (Non-Normative)
        Section H.   W3C XML Core Group (Non-Normative)
        Section I.   Production Notes (Non-Normative)