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XML for Asp. Net Developers

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ISBN-10: 0672320398

ISBN-13: 9780672320392

Edition: 2002

Authors: Dan Wahlin

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XML for ASP.NET Developers provides developers detailed coverage of Microsoft XML technologies and their practical applications in.NET Web applications. Microsoft XML expert Dan Wahlin first provides readers with a solid foundation in the basics of MSXML including XML Syntax, XML Schemas, Xpath, Xlink, Xpointer, and other concepts necessary to leverage the power of XML. After the building blocks of XML are thoroughly covered, Dan guides readers through manipulating XML documents using the Document Object Model (DOM) and XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) both on the client and the server. Detailed examples combined with easy to follow tutorials will have readers transforming XML…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 8/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

XML and ASP.NET Development
XML's Ancestor--SGML
Why Do We Need XML?
X Is for eXtensible
Differences Between XML and HTML
Presentation Versus Description
Closing Tags
Element Nesting
Quoted Attributes
Case Sensitivity
MSXML3 Versus the .NET Platform's System.Xml Assembly
How Can XML Be Used by an ASP.NET Developer?
XML for ASP.NET Basics
What's in an XML Document?
Well-Formed XML Documents
The Root Element
[left angle bracket]br[right angle bracket] Versus [left angle bracket]br/[right angle bracket]
Nesting No-No's
Other Rules
Valid XML Documents
The XML Declaration
The xml Keyword
The XML Document Version
The Encoding Type
The standalone Keyword
XML Elements
XML Attributes
XML Namespaces
Namespace Structure
Default Namespaces
Qualified Namespaces
XML Processing Instructions
XML Comments
XML Entities
Standard Entities
Using ASP.NET Objects to Generate XML
Character Entities
Internal, External, and Parameter Entities
CDATA Sections
Dealing with Whitespace
The Relationship of XML to XHTML
Using ASP.NET Objects to Generate XML
Application Specifics
Application Summary
XPath, XPointer, and XLink
Meet a Few of XML's Relatives
XPath--The SQL of XML
XPath Basics
XPath Functions
XPath Abbreviation Examples
XPointer--Accessing XML Document Fragments
XPointer Basics
XPointer Examples
XLink--Resource Relationship Management
XLink Basics
XLink Keyword Definitions
XLink Attributes
The XLink Simple Link
XLink Extended Links
Linkbases and External Linksets
Putting XLink Together
Understanding DTDs and XML Schemas
Why Use DTDs or Schemas?
Do I Really Need to Validate?
DTD Basics
DTD Elements
DTD Attributes
DTD Entities
DTD Notations
Summing Up DTDs
XML Schemas--Looks a Lot Like XML!
A Sample XML-DR Schema and Its DTD Counterpart
Using the Schema Keyword with Namespaces in XML-DR Schemas
XML-DR Elements, Groups and Attributes
XML Data Types
XML-DR Description Element
XML-DR Summary
The W3C XML Schema
W3C Schma Elements and Attributes
Data Type Definitions
Creating Unique Fields, Keys, and Relationship
Namespace Support in XML Schemas
Referencing XML Schemas from Within XML Documents
XML Schema Summary
Using the XmlTextReader and XmlTextWriter Classes in ASP.NET
Introducing the System.Xml Assembly
In Memory Versus Forward-Only Parsing
Pull Versus Push Models
Using the XmlTextReader Class to parse XML
Building a SAX-Style Push Model Using the XmlTextReader
Referencing Assemblies
Setting the Handlers
Declaring the XmlTextReader Class
Instantiating the XmlTextReader Class
Reading from the Stream
Checking for Element Nodes
Checking for End Element Nodes
Reading Text Nodes
Handling Processing Instructions, Whitespace, and Entities
Ending the Parsing Process and Catching Errors
Calling the SAX Parser from an ASP.NET Page
Validating XML Documents Using the XmlTextReader and XMLValidatingReader
Instantiating the XmlValidatingReader
Setting the ValidationType
Using the XmlSchemaCollection Class
Attaching Event Handlers
Creating a Generic Validation Class
Passing Authentication Credentials with the XmlTextReader Class
Using the XMmlTextWriter Class to Create XML Documents
Converting EDI or Legacy Data to XML
Programming the Document Object Model (DOM) with ASP.NET
Welcome to the DOM
In-Memory Versus Forward-Only Parsing
Working with MSXML3 via Interop
DOM Classes in the System.xml Namespace and Assembly
The XmlNode Class
The XmlDocument Class
XmlDocument Object Properties and Methods
Loading an XML Document using the XmlDocument Class
Creating Nodes Using the XmlDocument Class
The XmlNodeList Class
The XmlNamedNodeMap Class
Selecting Nodes Within the DOM Using Xpath
Putting it All Together
The XmlNodeReader Class
XMLHTTPRequest Object
Sample Applications-Client Server-Side Hierarchical XML Menus
Chapter 2 Sample Application Revisited
Transforming XML with XSLT and ASP.NET
What Is XSLT?
The Transformation process
XSLT Templates
Getting Your Feet Wet with XSLT
The XSLT Language
The XSLT Document Root Element
XSLT Elements
Transforming XML into Another Form of XML Using XSLT Elements
XSLT Functions
The XPathDocument Class
NET Classes Involved in Transforming XML
The XslTransform Class
The XsltArgumentList Class
Putting it All Together
Using Extension Objects with XSLT
Creating a Reusable XSLT Class
The Asp: Xml Web Control
Leveraging ADO.NET's XML Features Using ASP.NET
Introducing ADO.NET
Comparing Classic ADO with ADO.NET
XML Integration
What Happened to the RecordSet Object?
Disconnected Versus Connected
ADO.NET Basics
ADO.NET Managed Providers
The Command Class
The SqlDataAdapter and OleDbDataAdapter Classes
The DataSet Class
Viewing DataSets as XML
Loading DataSets with XML
Saving DataSets as XML
Working with the DataSet and XmlDataDocument Classes
XmlDataDocument Properties and Methods
Shaping DataSet Columns with the MappingType Enumeration
Mapping XSD Schemas to a DataSet
Creating DataSet Mappings Using XML
Using DataSets to Work with Hierarchical XML Data and XSLT
SQL Server 2000, XML, and ASP.NET
XML Features in SQL Server 2000
Querying SQL Server 2000 Using HTTP
Configuring SQL Server Virtual Directories in IIS
Querying SQL Server 2000 Through HTTP Using the For XML Keywords
Using HTTP Queries to Return Elements and Schemas
Querying SQL Server 2000 Through HTTP with XML Templates
Querying SQL Server 2000 through HTTP Using Templates, XPath, and XDR Schemas
SQL Server 2000 Schemas and Annotations
Using XPath Queries and Schemas in a URL
Using XPath Queries, Schemas, and Templates
Using Explicit Mode Queries
Using Directives in Explicit Mode Queries
Using Openxml to Manipulate X
XML Updategrams--Update, Inserts, and Delete Database Records with XML Using ASP.NET
Using ADO.NET with SQL Server 2000
The XmlParserContext Class
Working with ASP.NET, XML, SOAP, and Web Services
Understanding SOAP
Alternatives to SOAP
What Is SOAP?
Analyzing SOAP's Structure
The SOAP Envelope
The SOAP Header
The SOAP Body
SOAP Encoding and Data Types
Understanding Web Services
Web Service Protocols (SOAP, HTTP-GET, HTTP-POST)
Web Service Architecture
Introducing Web Service Attributes
Consuming a Web Service from an ASP.NET File
Retrieving Customer Orders Through a Web Service
Web Service Description
Creating the ACME Distribution, Inc. Web Service
Consuming the ACME Distribution, Inc. Web Service