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The near boundless potential of XML also means there is much ground to cover, and this book cuts no corners in taking the reader through the network of technologies, exploring both the presentation and data exchange applications of XML. This second edition represents the current state of the ever-evolving set of XML standards, particularly the momentum toward XML Schemas.
The first couple of chapters compose an excellent XML introduction and the basic language syntax. Then the various authors delve into the individual components of XML such as document type definitions (DTD), XML Schemas, XPath, and XSLT. Most of the chapters include some concrete examples of how to implement the techniques in question. Late in the book, a full-fledged case study serves as an excellent compilation of several aspects of XML.
The book goes beyond the basics of XML to give the reader a glimpse of the still unknown potential of the technology. A fascinating chapter on Schema Based Programming (SBP)--an experimental coding technique--adds a degree of excitement to the learning process and is sure to spark innovation in any creative programmer.
Professional XML is another seminal work from Wrox. It should be required reading for anyone looking to become an XML guru. --Stephen W. Plain
This book is for developers who want to learn about new presentation technologies and how to use XML to improve content management. It is also an essential read for developers working on enterprise solutions, who want to know how to use web standards to link applications in an extensible manner, and see how emerging web services functionality can be used to enable interoperability. You can also learn how to integrate XML into existing enterprise applications, and use XML with databases.
Back in a day, this was a great book. But we're in different technology era now, so I wouldn't recommend it any longer.Published 2 months ago by Gene
The quality of the book is very good, it arrived very soon and the cost was low : I'm very satisfied !Published on December 17, 2011 by gkrannich
I am astounded at the vicious, even obscene references to this book! One reviewer was using the book (according to him, "defacing the book") in a class, so this may account for... Read morePublished on December 19, 2006 by kalyson
Written in 2001 it's really starting to get dated with advances in many of the XML and related specs (not to mention new specs). Read morePublished on July 13, 2006 by Frank J. Kelly
This book would have been more useful if all pages were blank, then at least I could use it to keep notes. Read morePublished on August 24, 2005 by Scientist-Programmer
I bought the Professinal XML 2nd editon and quite like it so far. However I could not download any source code form [... Read more
This is a very boring book. Chapters look like well organized, but content inside is mass and hard to follow. Don't buy this book.Published on January 22, 2004 by Zhongwei Xia
I bought the book,but I can't download source code from [...] now ,anyone can help me? My email is firstname.lastname@example.org,can somebody email me the exmple source code?Thanks a lot!Published on December 26, 2003 by alpliu