If you're a current or potential XML user looking for just one reference to get you up to speed on XML with clarity, comprehensive coverage and precision, then this book will be your essential and constant companion. Whether you're a programmer, analyst or consultant involved in the management, processing, transfer or publication of XML data and documents all your questions will be answered here. Building on the success of the first and second editions of The XML Companion, Neil Bradley has up-dated this accessible, in-depth reference to cover many of the new supporting standards that have emerged since XML was released in 1998. Apart from the core chapters on the XML standard itself, this book concentrates on related standards developed by the W3C and on the two most popular applications of this technology: document publishing and data exchange.
The XML Companion:
- Provides accessible, comprehensive description of each XML feature
- Does not assume experience of HTML or SGML
- Detailed study of the standard is supported by the inclusion of cross-referenced 'roadmaps' of the building blocks that comprise the standard.
- Includes an extensive glossary
- Related standards for cataloguing, processing, linking and styling XML are covered in detail.
This edition now covers:
- XML Schema
- SAX 2.0
- DOM 2.0
- XHTML 1.0
- XML Base
- XML Inclusions