Charles F. Goldfarb's XML Handbook (5th Edition) (Charles F. Goldfarb Definitive XML Series)

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9780130497659: Charles F. Goldfarb's XML Handbook (5th Edition) (Charles F. Goldfarb Definitive XML Series)

Appropriate for all courses in XML, as well as courses in Web development or content management utilizing XML technologies.XML-related standards, specifications, techniques, and products continue to evolve rapidly, and with each passing year, XML applications become more widespread, diverse, and important. Now, Charles F. Goldfarb has updated his definitive, best-selling XML guidebook to help students understand every key XML concept and every significant new innovation. Charles F. Goldfarb's XML Handbook, Fifth Edition is accessible enough for students encountering XML for the first time, and thorough and accurate enough for students with advanced expertise in XML, programming, or content management. This edition adds new and expanded coverage of SOAP 1.2-based Web services and the evolving Topic Maps standard, each with a start-to-finish case study. It contains up-to-the-minute coverage of today's increasingly popular "server-based publishing" techniques. It provides brand-new coverage of desktop XML, including the breakthrough XML support in Microsoft Office 2003 and InfoPath, Microsoft's XML-based electronic forms tool. Goldfarb introduces every significant XML standard and specification, including XSL, XSLT, Xpath, Xlink, Xpointer, XML Query, XML Schema Structures and Datatypes, and more. Through practical case studies, he shows how XML is revolutionizing both e-businesses and "bricks-and-mortar" businesses, simplifying supply chain integration, portal and "digital dashboard" development, promoting trading exchanges, improving Web site management, and enabling many other new applications. This edition also includes two CD-ROMs containing more than 175 hand-picked XML software and trialware packages. It represents the best single XML information source for every student interested in XML: programmers, Web content creators, technical and marketing communicators, business students, and many others.

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The proven resource for the world of XML and Web services—over 100,000 copies in print in six languages!

2 CD-ROMs: 200 no-time-limit FREE packages

  • The proven XML resource for technologies, standards, tools, and applications—clearly explained in plain English!
  • Largest edition ever! Comprehensive revision covers Web services, rich clients, XML on the desktop, forms, publishing, voice, wireless, XML security, and much, much more.
  • Revised and enhanced tutorials: XML 1.0/1.1, XPath 1.0/2.0/XQuery, XSLT 1.0/2.0, XML Schema, XSL-FO, Semantic Web, and more.
  • Two CD-ROMs with an amazing set of XML resources: 200 genuinely free, no-time-limit software packages, major trialware, XML specs, and more. Includes the IBM alphaWorks XML suite plus a free Ontopia topic map browser with sample maps and instructions for making your own!

Adobe® FrameMaker®—Free Tryout on CD-ROM

“This book is an excellent starting point where you can learn and experiment with XML. As the inventor of SGML, Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb is one of the most respected authorities on structured information.”

—From the Foreword by Jean Paoli, Microsoft XML architect and co-editor of the W3C XML specification

Developers, architects, managers, and consultants rely on its technical accuracy, accessible writing style, and broad and deep coverage.

Learn XML (154 pp.)
Start by learning what XML is, why it came to be, how it differs from HTML, and the handful of vital concepts that you must understand to apply XML quickly and successfully—in your business and in your code. Learn when to use data or documents, how to decipher misleading industry jargon, and the key ideas of XML programming.

Use XML (564 pp.)
Experience XML through illustrated explanations of technologies, tools, and applications: Web services (SOAP, REST, rich clients), security, integration, content management, databases, conversion, syndication, telephony, wireless, customization, portals, office suites, graphics, e-commerce (B2B, B2C, EDI, exchanges), publication (WYSIWYG, XSL, DSSSL), Semantic Web, and over 300 industry applications!

Master XML (406 pp.)
Master the details from friendly, in-depth tutorials: XML (the full language: 1.0/1.1, namespaces, entities, DTDs), XML Schema (XSDL, datatypes), XPath 1.0/2.0/XQuery, XSLT 1.0/2.0, XSL-FO, InfoSet, VoiceXML, Web services (WSDL, UDDI), compression, XLink, XPointer (framework and schemes), and Semantic Web (topic maps, RDF). Plus: Over 250 acronyms defined!

About the Author:

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 www.xmlbooks.com.

PAUL PRESCOD is a leading XML software developer, trainer, and consultant. He was a member of the W3C group that developed XML.

Charles F. Goldfarb’s XML Handbook includes participation by industry leaders, including experts from some sponsor companies: Adobe,® Microsoft,® Innodata Isogen,™ Intel,® Next Solution,® ObjectBuilders,® Antenna House,® Ontopia,® and Synthbank®.

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