XML For Dummies, 4th Edition
Create consistency on the Web, or tag your data for different purposes
Tag -- XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more.
Discover how to
* Make information portable
* Use XML with Word 2003
* Store different types of data
* Convert HTML documents to XHTML
* Add CSS to XML
* Understand and use DTDs
Part I: XML Basics 9
Chapter 1: Getting to Know XML 11
Chapter 2: Using XML for Many Purposes 23
Chapter 3: Slicing and Dicing Data Categories: The Art of Taxonomy 33
Part II: XML and the Web 45
Chapter 4: Adding XHTML for the Web 47
Chapter 5: Putting Together an XML File 65
Chapter 6: Adding Character(s) to XML 83
Chapter 7: Handling Formatting with CSS 95
Part III: Building In Validation with DTDs and Schemas 109
Chapter 8: Understanding and Using DTDs 111
Chapter 9: Understanding and Using XML Schema 135
Chapter 10: Building a Custom XML Schema 157
Chapter 11: Modifying an Existing Schema 173
Part IV: Transforming and Processing XML 195
Chapter 12: Handling Transformations with XSL 197
Chapter 13: The XML Path Language 215
Chapter 14: Processing XML 235
Part V: XML Application Development 245
Chapter 15: Using XML with Web Services 247
Chapter 16: XML and Forms 259
Chapter 17: Serving Up the Data: XML and Databases 271
Chapter 18: XML and RSS 285
Part VI: The Part of Tens 299
Chapter 19: XML Tools and Technologies 301
Chapter 20: Ten Top XML Applications 313
Chapter 21: Ten Ultimate XML Resources 321
Lucinda has authored, co-authored, edited, and been a contributing author to numerous computer books; the most recent include Dreamweaver MX 2004 Savvy (Sybex), XML for Dummies (3rd Edition, Wiley), Dreamweaver MX Fireworks MX Savvy (Sybex), XML Schemas (Sybex), and Mastering XHTML (Sybex). When she can manage to move herself away from her keyboard, other interests include holographic technologies, science fiction, and Bollywood movies.
Ed Tittel is a 23-year veteran of the computing industry. After spending his first seven years in harness writing code, Ed switched to the softer side of the business as a trainer and talking head. A freelance writer since 1986, Ed has written hundreds of magazine and Web articles — and worked on over 100 computer books, including numerous For Dummies titles on topics that include several Windows versions, NetWare, HTML, XHTML, and XML.
Ed is also Technology Editor for Certification Magazine, writes for numerous TechTarget Web sites, and writes a twice-monthly newsletter, “Must Know News,” for CramSession.com. In his spare time, Ed likes to shoot pool, cook, and spend time with his wife Dina and his son Gregory. He also likes to explore the world away from the keyboard with his trusty Labrador retriever, Blackie. Ed can be contacted at email@example.com.
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