Covers the essentials first-time XSLT users need to know about creating basic style sheets, working with various Web browsers, navigating XSLT tools, transforming XML, and putting the technology to work. This book also covers the enhanced features of the XSLT, version 1.1.
XML is the lingua franca of the Web. All designers and developers working in a web environment need a sound understanding of XML and its role in application development. Many software packages and organizations allow for the exchange of data using an XML format. Web services and RSS feeds are now commonplace. For those working with Flash and Flex, a thorough understanding of XML is particularly important. XML documents are one option for the data provided to SWF applications. Flash and Flex can load, display, and modify XML content. These applications can also send XML content to other applications for updating or for use in different situations. ActionScript 3.0 introduced some fundamental changes to the way in which Flash and Flex applications work with XML. One significant change is that XML is now a native data type. ActionScript 3. 0 also introduced new classes and a different framework for working with external documents. These changes are based on the E4X ECMAScript standard, and they streamline and simplify the process for working with XML in Flash and Flex.
XML, otherwise known as eXtensible Mark Up language is the latest buzz-word on the Internet, but it's a rapidly maturing technology with powerful real-world applications, particularly for the management, display and organization of data. The book's scope is XML, XSL, and the whole Document Object Model. It also investigates SAX, WAP, XML linking, XML e-commerce, server to server XML and XML databases. This book is a broad compendium that investigates and describes how the total XML concept will work for programmers.
Don't waste time on 1,000-page tomes full of syntax; this book is all you need to get ahead in XML development. Renowned web developer Sas Jacobs presents an essential guide to XML. Beginning XML with DOM and Ajax is practical and comprehensive. It includes everything you need to know to get up to speed with XML development quickly and painlessly.
The fast and easy way to learn XML Start programming in XML right away using this easy-to-follow guide. XML Demystified explains how to build XML web applications that work on any platform or browser. Step-by-step instructions with lots of examples help you learn quickly. This one-of-a-kind self-teaching text offers: An easy way to understand XML A quiz at the end of each chapter A final exam at the end of the book No unnecessary technical jargon A time-saving approach The book begins by introducing you to the building blocks of XML. Then, you'll learn about XML documents, document type definitions (DTDs), XML schema, XLink, XPath, XPointer, XSLT, XML parsers, RSS, XQuery, and MSXML. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this book will have you creating XML applications in no time. Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, XML Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this powerful programming language.
XML is bringing together some fairly disparate groups into a new cultural clash: document developers trying to understand what a transaction is, database analysts getting upset because the relational model doesn't fit anymore, and web designers having to deal with schemata and rule based transformations. The key to rising above the confusion is to understand the different semantic structures that lie beneath the standards of XML, and how to model the semantics to achieve the goals of the organization.
This book is designed to teach anyone working in data-intensive publishing how XML can be leveraged to make the job of presenting data easier. While the XML discussions within the book are general, FrameMaker is used for all of the examples since it supports a wide variety of XML import and export options. In addition, author Kay Ethier shows you how FrameMaker's powerful formatting features lend themselves to publishing XML documents without reworking them. This book is written for a professional audience, including writers, database administrators, developers, and production staff.
This book provides extensive insight into the possibilities and challenges of XML in building new information management solutions in networked organizations. After a brief introduction to Web communication features and XML fundamentals, the book examines the benefits of adopting XML and illustrates various types of XML use: XML in document management XML for data-centric and multimedia components XML as a format for metadata, including metadata for the Semantic Web and XML in support of data interchange between software applications and among organizations. The challenges of adopting XML in large-scale information management are also discussed. In addition, applications across a broad spectrum are examined and numerous case studies pertaining to the adoption of XML are presented. The book is particularly suitable for courses offered in Information Studies, Information Systems, or Information Technology. It also serves as an excellent practical guide for professionals in information management and provides important support material for courses in Computer Science and in Business.