|Table of Contents|
|Effective XML: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your XML|
|By Elliotte Rusty Harold|
|Publisher||: Addison Wesley|
|Pub Date||: September 22, 2003|
"This is an excellent collection of XML best practices: essential reading for any developer using XML. This book will help you avoid common pitfalls and ensure your XML applications remain practical and interoperable for as long as possible."
Edd Dumbill, Managing Editor, XML.com and Program Chair, XML Europe
"A collection of useful advice about XML and related technologies. Well worth reading before, during, and after XML application development."
Sean McGrath, CTO, Propylon
If you want to become a more effective XML developer, you need this book. You will learn which tools to use when in order to write legible, extensible, maintainable and robust XML code.
How do you write DTDs that are independent of namespace prefixes?
What do parsers reliably report and what don't they?
Which schema language is the right one for your job?
Which API should you choose for maximum speed and minimum size?
What can you do to ensure fast, reliable access to DTDs and schemas without making your document less portable?
Is XML too verbose for your application?
Elliotte Rusty Harold provides you with 50 practical rules of thumb based on real-world examples and best practices. His engaging writing style is easy to understand and illustrates how you can save development time while improving your XML code. Learn to write XML that is easy to edit, simple to process, and is fully interoperable with other applications and code. Understand how to design and document XML vocabularies so they are both descriptive and extensible. After reading this book, you'll be ready to choose the best tools and APIs for both large-scale and small-scale processing jobs. Elliotte provides you with essential information on building services such as verification, compression, authentication, caching, and content management.
If you want to design, deploy, or build better systems that utilize XML-then buy this book and get going!