Simon St Laurent XML Elements of Style

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XML Elements of Style

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The way to format corporate data -- Already expected to reshape business-to-business communications, XML -- or Extensible Markup Language -- also holds the potential to become the de facto standard for corporate data integration, an important area where others have failed. Source: CNET
-- Widespread support -- XML is being integrated into software products from nearly every major company, including Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM.
-- Not covered in other books -- Most books fall into two categories -- beginner books, or high-end, repurposed SGML books. This will be the first book to explain how to use XML effectively.

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XMLs best-practices guide for creating expert, reusable, and highly flexible document structures

If you have a basic understanding of XML document creation and want to use XMLs powerful technology to create quality structured documents and DTDs, then XML Elements of Style Guide is the right place to learn more. It fills the void between introductory texts and high-level, complex SGML references to give you the tools and techniques youll need to intelligently apply XML to a variety of situations.

The book is logically organized into five comprehensive sectionsall of which focus on specific, related issues. The first section begins with an in-depth examination of the core structures of XML documents and thoroughly describes the techniques for creating rules about those structures. The second section focuses on the tools XML provides for creating documents and DTDs using both highly reusable smaller components and non-XML content. The third section examines the bigger picture of XML structuresfrom architectural issues to documentation considerationgiving you a clear understanding of the tools needed to create elegant documents with maximum flexibility for interchange and integration. Section four explores the sometimes misused or misunderstood features of XML and the last section concludes with an enlightening discussion of XMLs ability to create documents that can be used in multiple scenarios as well as its ability to connect different systems and processes.

Whether youre an XML or SGML developer, youll refer to this first-of-its-kind, authoritative reference for years to come.

About the Author:

Simon St. Laurent (Ithaca, NY) is a consultant in the Internet and Web programming market. His previous books include Cookies (0-07-050498-9), a definitive reference on one of the most controversial Web programming tools around, and XML: A Primer.

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