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A complete update covering the many advances to the XML language The XML language has become the standard for writing documents on the Internet and is constantly improving and evolving. This new edition covers all the many new XML-based technologies that have appeared since the previous edition four years ago, providing you with an up-to-date introductory guide and reference. Packed with real-world code examples, best practices, and in-depth coverage of the most important and relevant topics, this authoritative resource explores both the advantages and disadvantages of XML and addresses the most current standards and uses of XML.
* Features the most updated content built on audience feedback from the previous edition as well as the vast knowledge from XML developer teams * Boasts new chapters on RELAX NG and Schematron, XML functionality in databases, LINQ to XML, Jabber and XMLPP, XHTML, HTML5, and more * Offers in-depth coverage on extracting data from XML and updated material on Web Services Beginning XML, Fifth Edition delivers the most important aspects of XML in regard to what it is, how it works, what technologies surround it, and how it can best be used in a variety of situations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 189 x 231 x 47mm | 1,134g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 5th Edition
  • 1118162137
  • 9781118162132
  • 459,123

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Dive into the key aspects of XML to deliver data on the web



From simple data transfers to providing multi-channeled content, there's so much you can do with XML and this guide will get you started. It walks you through everything you need to know about this powerful language, including what it is, how it works, what technologies accompany it, and how you can apply it. You'll quickly discover how to manipulate XML documents, store XML in databases, extract data, utilize web services, and even use it for web page and image display. With the help of a case study, you'll even learn how to apply this information to give your programming a boost.



Beginning XML, 5th Edition

Covers the goals of XML and the rules for constructing it Explores different techniques that help you verify that the XML is in the correct format Shows how to work with XQuery to create new XML documents and query existing data Explains how to retrieve data using DOM, XPath, and LINQ to XML Examines programming techniques specifically designed to cope with large documents Details how to present data for use by different systems Demonstrates a realistic XML pipeline used in a publishing business

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that guides you through all the techniques involved.



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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION XXVII PART I: INTRODUCING XML CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS XML? 3 CHAPTER 2: WELL-FORMED XML 25 CHAPTER 3: XML NAMESPACES 53 PART II: VALIDATION CHAPTER 4: DOCUMENT TYPE DEFINITIONS 83 CHAPTER 5: XML SCHEMAS 117 CHAPTER 6: RELAX NG AND SCHEMATRON 175 PART III: PROCESSING CHAPTER 7: EXTRACTING DATA FROM XML 211 CHAPTER 8: XSLT 239 PART IV: DATABASES CHAPTER 9: XQUERY 307 CHAPTER 10: XML AND DATABASES 341 PART V: PROGRAMMING CHAPTER 11: EVENT-DRIVEN PROGRAMMING 403 CHAPTER 12: LINQ TO XML 451 PART VI: COMMUNICATION CHAPTER 13: RSS, ATOM, AND CONTENT SYNDICATION 485 CHAPTER 14: WEB SERVICES 539 CHAPTER 15: SOAP AND WSDL 573 CHAPTER 16: AJAX 615 PART VII: DISPLAY CHAPTER 17: XHTML AND HTML 5 649 CHAPTER 18: SCALABLE VECTOR GRAPHICS (SVG) 689 PART VIII: CASE STUDY CHAPTER 19: CASE STUDY: XML IN PUBLISHING 727 APPENDIX A: ANSWERS TO EXERCISES 749 APPENDIX B: XPATH FUNCTIONS 773 APPENDIX C: XML SCHEMA DATA TYPES 797 INDEX 811
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About Joe Fawcett

Joe Fawcett is the head of software at Kaplan Financial and was one of the first Microsoft MVPs for XML. Liam R. E. Quin is the W3C XML Activity Lead and Staff Contact for the XML Query Working Group, and the XSL-FO subgroup of the XSL Working Group. Danny Ayers works for Talis on applications for their hosted semantic web platform.
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