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The animal on the cover of Learning XML, Second Edition is a hatching chick. Chickens have been around for at least 3,000 years . A hen typically lays one egg at a time and will sit on the egg, keeping it warm, until it hatches. The incubation period for a chicken egg is approximately 21 days from fertilization to hatching. Before hatching, the chick absorbs the egg yolk, which can sustain it for the first three days of its life. The most popular laying chicken in North America is the leghorn, which can produce eggs from five months of age until about a year and a half.
Philip Dangler was the production editor and proofreader for Learning XML, Second Edition . Melanie Wang was the copyeditor. Mary Brady and Darren Kelly provided quality control. James Quill provided production assistance. Octal Publishing wrote the index.
Ellie Volckhausen designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century engraving from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Emma Colby produced the cover layout with QuarkXPress 4.1 using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Andrew Savikas to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik T. Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano and Jessamyn Read using Macromedia FreeHand 9 and Adobe Photoshop 6. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Nicole Arigo.
The online edition of this book was created by the Safari production group (John Chodacki, Becki Maisch, and Madeleine Newell) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and maintained by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, and Jeff Liggett.