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Professional XML is aimed toward seasoned Web or general application developers as a guide for developing sophisticated, real-world XML solutions. It successfully meets the most pressing need for programmers new to XML by putting all of the various component technologies into clear context.

The near boundless potential of XML also means there is much ground to cover, and this book cuts no corners in taking the reader through the network of technologies, exploring both the presentation and data exchange applications of XML. This second edition represents the current state of the ever-evolving set of XML standards, particularly the momentum toward XML Schemas.

The first couple of chapters compose an excellent XML introduction and the basic language syntax. Then the various authors delve into the individual components of XML such as document type definitions (DTD), XML Schemas, XPath, and XSLT. Most of the chapters include some concrete examples of how to implement the techniques in question. Late in the book, a full-fledged case study serves as an excellent compilation of several aspects of XML.

The book goes beyond the basics of XML to give the reader a glimpse of the still unknown potential of the technology. A fascinating chapter on Schema Based Programming (SBP)--an experimental coding technique--adds a degree of excitement to the learning process and is sure to spark innovation in any creative programmer.

Professional XML is another seminal work from Wrox. It should be required reading for anyone looking to become an XML guru. --Stephen W. Plain

Topics covered:

  • XML introduction
  • Document type definitions
  • XML Schemas
  • XML-Data Reduced (XDR)
  • Validation tools
  • XPath
  • XSLT
  • XLink
  • XPointer
  • Fragments
  • Document Object Model (DOM)
  • Simple API for XML version 2 (SAX2)
  • Schema Based Programming (SBP)
  • Data modeling
  • XML data binding
  • VoiceXML
  • XSL-FO
  • RDF
  • SOAP
  • Microsoft BizTalk and B2B solutions


Book Description
XML has made a major impact in almost every aspect of software development. Designed as an open, extensible, self-describing language, it has become the standard for data and document delivery on the web. The panoply of XML-related technologies continues to develop at breakneck speed, to enable validation, navigation, transformation, linking, querying, description, and messaging of data.

This is the new edition of Professional XML, updated to cover the latest developments in XML. This book provides a thorough and practical grounding in the core XML technologies and shows some of the key applications of XML in computing, from presenting and adding meaning to information on the Web, through using it as a data interchange format, to enabling open business-to-business computing.

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Product Details
  • Paperback: 1269 pages
  • Publisher: Peer Information; 2nd edition (May 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 1861005059
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.3 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.0 pounds.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 38 reviews.
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #203,414 in Books
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115 of 123 people found the following review helpful:

Good reference book, not a learning one, March 20, 2000
Reviewer:Maxime Bombardier (Montreal, Canada) - See all my reviews
I've found this book very hard to understand as a first book on XML. If you know what XML is about but are looking for practical real-life exemples, look elsewhere. If you know XML and want to know everything about it's internal work and how to work with DTD, that would be your book.

I've also ordered the Professional XML IE5 Programmer's Reference at the same time and this book gave me an overview of what I can do with XML on the Internet and THEN I had an idea of what to do of the Professional XML book.

You have to ask you those questions : Do I need to know how to show XML with XSL, ASP, DHTML, HTML? If yes, look elsewhese first. Do I need an XML reference to know how to create XML files? If yes, look no further.

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49 of 57 people found the following review helpful:

Exactly what I needed, very timely..., February 21, 2000
Reviewer:Jamey Wright (Florida) - See all my reviews
If you have started to play with XML but need to know where to go, this is the book for you. I rate this one as a "must have" book from Wrox just like the Professional ASP book... both are the top books on the market in their respective fields. I am using XML for content transformation and for Server to Server solutions so I was getting stuff done (in xml) but still had lots of questions. This book covers all the basic stuff and goes into some future technology as well but for the most part this book is for the working programmer who has to produce code quickly but couldn't figure everything out from site hopping.

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Where can I find the source code?, December 9, 2004
Reviewer:Q. Wang (Canada) - See all my reviews
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Hi, All

I bought the Professinal XML 2nd editon and quite like it so far. However I could not download any source code form www.wrox.com anymore, would anyone help to tell me where I can find a complete copy of the source code? Could some one help to email me one? My email address is wangqunx@yahoo.com. I really appreciate your help.

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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Total crap, April 27, 2004
Reviewer:"goclick" (Edmonton, Alberta Canada) - See all my reviews
This book is awful. I can't believe my college used it as a text. this book stuffers the same problems as every other Wrox Press book. It sucks. It's over written because obviously a book with more pages is informative, it's rushed to press, as you can tell by having to have 13 or so authors pound it out practically over night. The book doesn't cover anything well it's written poorly, so poorly eventually I just started skipping around and defacing the book in class. It's amazing I've only owned 2 or 3 other books this bad and honestly their all Wrox Press that Red Cover is a big stop sign. AVOID THEM ALL THEIR ALL CRAP

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Boring Book.!, January 22, 2004
Reviewer:Z Xia (Carmel, IN USA) - See all my reviews
This is a very boring book. Chapters look like well organized, but content inside is mass and hard to follow. Don't buy this book.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

I need exmple source code!, December 26, 2003
Reviewer:alpliu (China) - See all my reviews
I bought the book,but I can't download source code from www.wrox.com now ,anyone can help me? My email is alpliu@sina.com,can somebody email me the exmple source code?Thanks a lot!

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