XML Family of Specifications: A Practical Guide
This single-source reference and tutorial brings together up-to-the-minute information about every key XML technology. The book's unique features are designed to make XML easier than ever to master and use effectively. Throughout, Kenneth B. Sall provides two parallel sets of examples: "QuickTrack" examples for beginners and those seeking a quick overview of how the technology works, and "Advanced Track" examples for readers who want to drill down for a more sophisticated understanding. The book includes extensive tables designed for rapid access to key information, plus as a "Big Picture Map" showing how virtually every key W3C XML-related initiative fits together.KEY TOPICS:Sall begins by reviewing XML's history, goals, evolution, fundamental concepts, and syntax. He covers parsing and programming APIs, techniques for displaying and transforming XML, related core XML specifications, and specialized XML vocabularies. Among the XML-related technologies covered in this book: XSL, DOM, P3P, CSS, Xlink, and Xpointer. The book includes a full chapter on XSLT by G. Ken Holman, current chair of the OASIS XSLT Conformance Technical Subcommittee; and a full chapter on the Resource Definition Framework (RDF) by Oral Lassila, a member of the W3C working group on RDF.MARKET:For every Web professional and software developer working with XML.