Book: Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Sams Teach Yourself XML is an easy-to-use tutorial that breaks down the task of learning XML into 21 focused lessons. Readers learn through clear explanations of concepts, structured step-by-step tasks, and abundant code samples. This book covers all aspects of using XML to publish a wide range of content on the Web.XML started as an obscure effort driven by a small group of dedicated SGMLexperts who were convinced that the world needed something more powerfulthan HTML. Although XML hasn’t yet taken the world by storm, in its quietway it is poised to revolutionize the Internet and usher in a new age ofelectronic commerce.Until recently, the non-technical Internet user has largely written off XML asbeing more of a programmers’ language than a technology that applies to usall. Nearly two years after XML’s inception, there is still no real mainstreamsoftware support in the form of editors and viewers. However, just as withHTML, as the technology becomes adopted, the tools will start to arrive.Netscape and Microsoft have already given us a taste of what is to come.Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days teaches you about XML and its relatedstandards (the XSL style language, XLink and XPointer hyperlinking, XMLData, and XSchema, to name just a few), but it doesn’t stop there. As youfollow the step-by-step explanations, you will also learn how to use XML. Youwill be introduced to a wide range of the available tools, from the newest to thetried and tested. By the time you finish this book, you’ll know enough aboutXML and its use within the available tools to use it immediately.