The Xml Handbook (Charles F. Goldfarb Series)

by Charles F. Goldfarb, Paul Prescod


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Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Paperback - 639 pages Bk&Cd Rom edition (July 1998); Prentice Hall Computer Books; ISBN: 0130811521; Dimensions (in inches): 1.86 x 9.21 x 7.03; Sales Rank: 619; Avg. Customer Review:*****; Number of Reviews: 5

      With its two high-profile authors, this XML guide promises to be the most authoritative on the market. Charles Goldfarb invented SGML, the massive and immensely powerful mark-up language on which both HTML and XML are based. Paul Prescod is a top XML consulting engineer and a member of the World Wide Web Consortium XML team.

      Unlike too many high-end authorities, Goldfarb and Prescod communicate with nonexperts in a friendly, engaging style, making their book well suited to mark-up language beginners. They describe what a mark-up language is, what XML is, how it works, and its advantages to users of the World Wide Web.

      In the second section, the authors focus on the specific benefits of XML, showing both by discussion and by example how XML can make all types of electronic business easier and more efficient. Part 3 gets more specific still, with case studies of Hitachi, the Washington Post, the city of Providence, and others who are already putting XML to work online. The fourth section discusses some of the major tools you can use to work with XML, while part 5 deals with the nuts and bolts of XML technology.

      There's plenty of good sense and humor along the way to make the information-rich pages lively. Included is a CD-ROM with more than 55 pieces of free XML software, as well as other information and software resources. --Elizabeth Lewis

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      Start by understanding what XML is, why it came to be, how it differs from HTML, and the handful of vital concepts that you must understand to apply XML quickly and successfully; experience what it's like to use XML, through illustrated walk-throughs of XML tools - including hot new Web servers for e-commerce, content management, structuring, creation, and presentation; and master the details of the XML language and related technologies from reader-friendly, in-depth presentations.  


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