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Beginning XML, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-16213-2
864 pages
July 2012
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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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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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Author Information

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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Errata

Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

ChapterPageDetailsDatePrint Run
5 152-153 Error in Code
Currently reads:
<?xml version=?1.0??>
<contacts
 xmlns=?http://www.example.com/contacts?
 xmlns:xsi=?http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance?
 xsi:schemaLocation=?http://www.example.com/contacts contacts6.xsd?>
<contacts source=?Beginning XML 5E? version=?1.0?>
<contact person=?Joe_Fawcett? tags=?author xml poetry?>
  <name>

Should read:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<contacts source="Beginning XML 5E" version="1.0"
  xmlns="http://www.example.com/contacts"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.example.com/contacts contacts6.xsd">
  <contact person="Joe_Fawcett" tags="author xml poetry">
    <name>
06/17/2013
35 Text Correction
Page: 35
Line 11 after the table reads &937#; in decimal.
Yet, line 8 explains "They begin with &#."
And line 20 has another example in decimal written
05/01/15
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