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XML Unleashed

ISBN-10: 0672315149

ISBN-13: 9780672315145

Edition: 1999

Authors: Michael Morrison, David Brownell, Frank Boumphrey

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This comprehensive reference for sophisticated Web developers covers every possible use for XML. It includes all aspects of XML technology, from DTDs XSL and X Pointers to manipulating XML with Java and JavaScript.
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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Sams
Publication date: 12/21/1999
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 992
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Introduction
Theory Behind the Practice
An XML Refresher
A Brief History Lesson
Pondering XML
XML Syntax Fundamentals
The State of XML
Summary
Modeling Data: Document Type Definitions (DTD) and Schemas
XML Data Modeling Basics
Modeling Data with DTDs
Modeling Data with XML Schemas
Comparing the Two Data Modeling Approaches
Summary
DTD Fundamentals
DTDs and Document Structure
Understanding Elements and Attributes
Working with Elements
Working with Attributes
Creating a Valid Document from a DTD
Summary
Digging Deeper into DTDs
Entities and Document Structure
Characters and Entities
Working with Entities
External Entities
Declaring Notations
Referencing Entities in Documents
Using Conditional Sections
Summary
XML Schema Basics
Getting to Know XML Schema
Inside the XML Schema Vocabulary
XML Schema Data Types
Creating Documents from XML Schemas
Summary
XML Schema Construction Techniques
Converting DTDs to Schemas
Validating Documents Against Schemas
Generating Schemas with XML Authority
Understanding Content Models
The Future of XML Schema
Summary
Utilizing XML Namespaces
Namespace Basics
Declaring Namespaces
Referencing Schemas as Namespaces
Using Namespaces in Schemas
Namespaces and the Document Object Model
Summary
Formatting XML Documents
Debating Style: eXtensible Style Language (XSL) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Style Sheet Basics
The Evlution of CSS and XSL
Comparing XSL and CSS
Using XSL and CSS Together
Summary
Formatting XML with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
A CSS Primer
Inside a CSS Style Sheet
CSS Style Properties
Creating CSS Style Sheets
Summary
Understanding the eXtensible Style Language (XSL)
Processing an XSL Style Sheet
The Architecture of XSL
Summary
Creating XSL Style Sheets
XSL and Internet Explorer 5.0
Inside XSL Style Sheets
XSLT Template Constructs
Developing XSL Style Sheets
Summary
Processing XML Documents
XML Processing Basics
Processing an XML Document
Why Parse XML?
Why Validate an XML Document?
Comparing the Two Approaches to Parsing XML
Parsers as Objects
Summary
Parsing XML with Java
The Anatomy of XML Parser Libraries in Java
Tools of the Trade
Parsing an XML Document with Java
Summary
Parsing XML with C++
Why a Parser in C?
The Expat Parser
IBM's XML Parser for C++
Microsoft Parsers for C
The MSXML Parser
Building a Parser Interface with MSXML
Bugs in the MSXML Parser
Using C Parsers in Document and DTD Design
Summary
Utilizing the Document Object Model (DOM)
W3C and the XML DOM
Document Object Models
Document Trees and Parse Trees
W3C DOM Basics
DOM Interfaces
Nodes and Objects
Accessing Nodes in DOM
Data Types Returned by DOM Methods
The Document Interface
The DocumentFragment Interface
The Node Interface
The NodeList Interface
The NamedNodeMap Interface
The CharacterData Interface
The Attr Interface
The Element Interface
The Minor DOM Interfaces
Implementing DOM
Adding DOM Support to Applications
Scripting and DOM
DOM Support in Gecko
Saving Documents Persistently
Summary
Working with the SAX API in Java
The Structure of SAX 1.0
The Basics of the SAX 1.0 Package
Example SAX Applications
Other Core Features of SAX
Advanced Features of SAX
SAX 2.0
Summary
XML and the Web
Browsing XML
XML and the State of Web Browsers
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Netscape Navigator (Mozilla)
Other Browsers
Summary
XHTML: When XML and HTML Collide
Why XHTML?
Differences Between XHTML and HTML 4.0
XHTML and Document Validity
Creating XHTML Documents
Converting HTML Documents to XHTML
Summary
Linking Documents with XLink and XPointer
Linking the HTML Way
Beyond HTML Linking
The W3C's Linking Specifications
Inside XLink
Inside XPointer
Summary
Scripting XML
Why Script XML?
XML Scripting Options
A JavaScript Primer
Revisiting the XML DOM
Developing XML Scripts
Summary
Manipulating Data with XML
The XML Data Source Object (DSO)
Databases and Remote Data Access
Remote Data Services and DSOs
Understanding the Tabular Data Control (TDC)
XML DSOs
The XML Java DSO
The XML C++ DSO
Using XML Islands
Scripting the XML DSO
XML Data Binding
Data Binding with Complex XML
Summary
Using XSL Patterns and XQL
Requirements of a Query Language
XML Query Language (XQL)
The Syntax of XQL
XQL: Implementations and Other Resources
XSLT Patterns
Using DOM
Hand-Rolled Functions
Summary
Accessing Databases with XML and ASP
Uses of XML in Database Management Systems
Personal Web Server (PWS) and Active Server Pages (ASP)
The Native ASP Objects
The Scripting objects
ActiveX and DOM Objects
Understanding Databases
Connecting to a Database with ASP
Reading Data into an XML Stream
Using XML as a Data Store
Accessing Data from an XML Data Store
XML vs. RDBMS
Summary
Linking Business Data with WIDL
A Business Use of WIDL
Introduction to WIDL Version 2.0
WIDL Version 3.0
Summary
EDI and XML
An EDI Primer
What's Wrong with EDI?
XML Approaches to EDI
Summary
XML Tools
XML Authoring and Content Management Tools
Types of XML Tools
XML Authoring Tools
XML Content Management Tools
Other XML Tools
Summary
Migrating Legacy Data with XML Generator
XML Generator Fundamentals
Using the XML Generator Application
Generating XML Documents
Summary
The XFA Scripting System
XFA Scripting Basics
The Relationship Between XFA and XML
XFA Data Types
The XFA Vocabulary
Writing XFA Scripts
XFA and DTDs
Summary
Generating DTDs with DDbE
Understanding DDbE
Inside the DDbE Command-Line Tool
Generating DTDs
Using the DDbE Library
Summary
Getting to Know IBM's XML Toolset
Peering Inside the Tool Chest
Using Xplorer and XML Viewer
Using the XML Translator Generator
Using the XML Diff and Merge Tool
Summary
Exploring XML Vocabularies
Making Headlines with XMLNews
Understanding XMLNews
Inside the XMLNews-Story Vocabulary
Creating News Stories with XMLNews
Summary
Integrating Multimedia Objects with SMIL
SMIL Basics
Inside the SMIL Vocabulary
Creating SMIL Content
SMIL Players and Authoring Tools
SMIL and HTML+TIME
Summary
Pushing Web Content with CDF
Active Channels Basics
Using Active Channels
Inside the CDF Vocabulary
Creating Channels with CDF
The CDF Generator Tool
Summary
Describing Vector Graphics with VML and SVG
The Significance of Structured Vector Graphics
XML Vector Graphics Offerings
Inside the VML Vocabulary
Inside the SVG Vocabulary
Summary
Virtual Reality and 3DML
3DML Basics
Inside the 3DML Vocabulary
Creating a 3DML World
Embedding 3DML Worlds in Web Pages
The Spotnik 3DML Spot Builder Tool
Summary
Mathematically Speaking with MathML
MathML Basics
Inside the MathML Vocabulary
Creating MathML Content
MathML Tools
Summary
Managing Privacy with P3P
P3P Basics
Getting Up to Speed with RDF
Inside the P3P Harmonized Vocabulary
Creating a Privacy Policy with P3P
The Privacy Wizard
Summary
Listing Real Estate with RELML
RELML Basics
Inside the RELML Vocabulary
Creating RELML Content
RELML and OpenMLS
Summary
Managing Human Resources with HRMML
HRMML Basics
Inside the HRMML Vocabulary
Assessing the Structure of HRMML Resumes
Creating Resumes with HRMML
Viewing HRMML Resumes
Summary
Interactive Speech and VoxML
VoxML Basics
Inside the VoxML Vocabulary
VoxML Tools
Creating a Voice Application with VoxML
Summary
Appendixes
A Guide to XML Acronyms
General XML Resources
XML Specifications
XML Browsers
XML Tools
XML Vocabularies
Other Resources
XML Resources
Index