Steven Holzners friendly, easy-to-read style has turned this book (formerly known as Inside XML) into the leading reference on XML. Unlike other XML books, this one is packed with hundreds of real-world examples, fully tested and ready to useMoreSteven Holzners friendly, easy-to-read style has turned this book (formerly known as Inside XML) into the leading reference on XML.
Unlike other XML books, this one is packed with hundreds of real-world examples, fully tested and ready to use Holzner teaches you XML like no other author can, covering every major XML topic today and detailing the ways XML is used now--connecting XML to databases (both locally and on web servers), stying XML for viewing in todays web browsers, reading and parsing XML documents in browsers, writing and using XML schemas, creating graphical XML browsers, working with the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and a great deal more.
Real World XML is designed to be the standard in XML coverage--more complete, and more accessible, than any other.The authors approach is definitely bottom up, written in a highly personable tone. He makes efficient use of example code, which sets this book apart from many I have read in the past.
His examples bring to life the code without overwhelming the reader, and he does not present any examples for which the reader has not been prepared. In addition, no prior knowledge of XML is assumed. As such, this is an excellent book for both beginners and intermediate level web designers and programmers. Experts, too, will find this book of value, due to its emphasis on real world applicability.
Overall, this book will benefit all web developers and programmers, with a special emphasis on beginner and intermediate developers.--Donna A. Dulo, MS, MA, Senior Systems Engineer, U.S. Department of DefenseThis book will provide a brilliant basis for anyone wishing to keep up to speed with the new XML developments.--Mr.Andrew Madden, Department of Computer Science, University of WalesI found this books strengths to be: its exhaustive specification reference for the conscientious developer- access to the official specs, which is key- the wide variety of choices provided for all aspects of XML- several alternatives provided for each editor, browser, parser, stylesheet transform engine, and programming language- and working examples that show the power of the tools used.--Jaime Ryan, Software Developer/Documentation Manager, Blue Titan Software