- Series: CHARLES F GOLDFARB DEFINITIVE XML
- Paperback: 1216 pages
- Publisher: Pearson Education; 1st edition (May 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0130889024
- ISBN-13: 978-0130889027
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,024,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
- Complete developer's guide to XML programming by a leading XML developer
- Teaches core concepts using Python for examples
- Shows how to apply concepts in Java(tm)
- DOM, SAX, XSLT, XPath, schemas, and much more
- Plus a quick Python introduction for experienced developers
The start-to-finish guide to XML development for every experienced developer!
In this book, leading XML developer Lars Marius Garshol covers every essential aspect of XML programming, from basic principles through advanced techniques, utilizing DOM, SAX, XSLT, XPath, schemas, and other key XML standards. Garshol presents scores of code examples based on Python, a cross-platform language that is exceptionally well suited for XML development. Garshol also presents new insights into XML application design and optimization, as well as complete sample applications. Coverage includes:
- XML for programmers: the XML processing model, namespaces, parsing, document views, and more
- Serialization/deserialization, translation, validation, modification, and information extraction
- SAX event-based processing: basic techniques, data structures, sample applications, tips, tricks, optimization, and advanced APIs
- Event-based alternatives to SAX: native XML parser APIs of Pyexpat, xmlproc, xmllib, and XP
- DOM tree-based processing: fundamental and extended interfaces, serialization, DOM Level 2, performance techniques, and more
- Tree-based alternatives to DOM: qp_xml, groves, and JDOM
- Declarative processing with XSLT and XPath, including advanced XSLT topics: combining multiple stylesheets, precedence, cross-references, messages, and more
- Embedding XSLT engines in applications and writing XSLT and XPath extensions
- XML development in Java with SAX, DOM, JDOM, and XSLT engines
- Processing in depth: schemas, DTD programming, creating XML from HTML and SGML, RSS, and more
You'll even find a quick introductory course in Python and an XML developer's glossary.
Whatever your application-from content management through enterprise application integration-Developing XML Applications gives you the resources, skills, insights, and example code you need to build it right.
"The range of XML application domains is growing dramatically, but there are common strategies and techniques for XML development that apply to all of them. This book provides a systematic and thorough groundingand a real understandingthat will make you productive quickly."
Charles F. Godfarb
About the Author
LARS MARIUS GARSHOL is a leading XML developer. He created xmlproc, a complete validating XML processor, helped design SAX and translated it to Python, and runs the Free XML Tools Web site,
www.garshol.priv.no/download/xmltools/. He is co-founder of Ontopia, a company that provides knowledge management solutions based on XML Topic Maps (XTM) and related technologies.
About the Series Editor
Charles F. Goldfarb is the father of XML technology. He invented SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language on which both XML and HTML are based. You can find him on the Web at
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You need to learn Python Language before understanding this book, wtf?
If you are looking for a quick guide and learning book for XML, you might be disappointed by this paper-brick.
Might be a fine reference for XML veterans.
After a quick introduction to the XML processing the author wastes no time getting to the meat by going into processing types in Sections II (Event-Based Processing), III (Tree-Based Processing) and IV (Declarative Processing). Each of these sections are comprised of chapters and topics that cover the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, common tools and example applications, and tips and techniques.
Section V is focused on Java development, including SAX in Java, DOM in Java and XSLT In Java Applications. This section covers APIs, tools and specific considerations for each topic.
The final section addresses XML processing in detail, and deals with alternative processing approaches (including hybrids of event-, tree- and declarative-based models), schemas, and RSS.
In addition the appendices are informative and add to the value of this book. In particular, Appendix A, A Lightning Introduction to Python, will get seasoned developers up-to-speed (augmented by Appendix C which covers Python XML Packages). Appendix B is a glossary that goes into considerable detail, making it a handy reference.
I found this book to be well written, complete and devoid of fluff. An excellent companion to this book is the three book bundle titled "The Definitive XML Professional Toolkit", which contains CHARLES F. GOLDFARB'S XML HANDBOOK by Charles F. Goldfarb and Paul Prescod, DEFINITIVE XSLT AND XPATH by G. Ken Holman and DEFINITIVE XML SCHEMA by Priscilla Walmsley.
Not so with Garshol's manuscript. For only a little more money I recieved a lot more on general XML processing than just SAX (and more on SAX than most of those other books). "Devinitive XML Application Development" is a well written book covering the most prevailent operations in XML processing and how to implement them (using the most popular event-based, tree-based and other APIs). Also, as a testiment to Garshol's writing, I was able to understand the examples used throughout the book even though he uses Python - a foriegn language for me. There is also a quick tutorial on Python in the appendix.
One minor nit: this book doesn't have any reference material to complement the wonderful text. However, another book in the series (Charles F. Goldfarb's XML Handbook) covers that. Besides, a reference alone won't give you, "...the skills, insights, and example code you need to build [XML applications] right" (from the back cover, which says it better than I could).
In most the RSSKIT library from the greatest Artikel in this Book.
Also missing some smaller parts like SAXTRACKER and more.
It seems also that the Code is almost out of Time.