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XHTML Example By Example
XHTML Example By Example

Combine HTML's simplicity with XML's power—right now!
  • Learn XHTML hands on, through ready-to-use examples
  • Don't wait! Master XHTML techniques that work with today's browsers
  • Create rich media Web pages for the desktop—and "lean and mean" pages for next-generation wireless devices
  • Covers essential XHTML syntax, style sheets, tables, frames, forms, scripts, and much more
  • Written by International Standards experts who lead World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web3D Consortium (Web3D), and Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG) activities
  • XHTML combines HTML's simplicity and accessibility with XML's unprecedented power and flexibility. With XHTML Example by Example, any Web developer can learn XHTML by example, simply and quickly, using hands-on examples and ready-made scripts and style sheets. Leverage your existing HTML skills to create rich, highly interactive XHTML sites—and learn how to deliver content on any platform, from desktop PCs to wireless phones. Best of all, discover how to gain XHTML's key benefits right now, with today's browsers and tools!

Authored by Aaron E. Walsh—XHTML Liaison to W3C for Web3D—and Dave Raggett—HTML lead architect and former W3C Activity Lead for XHTML—XHTML Example by Example covers XHTML development, from syntax to tables, style sheets to scripts.

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Fundamentals of Web Applications Using .NET and XML
Fundamentals of Web Applications Using .NET and XML

The experienced programmer's complete guide to .NET Web development.
  • Covers the entire process of .NET Web development!
  • Includes extensive coverage of Web Forms, Web Services, SOAP and XML
  • Contains a concise review tutorial on "classic" Web programming—perfect for developers migrating from traditional or client/server environments

Want the most efficient way to successfully get up to speed on Microsoft's .NET developer platform? Using rich code examples, Fundamentals of Web Applications Using .NET and XML provides thorough coverage of the entire process of building Web applications using .NET. For programmers migrating from traditional or client/server environments, the authors offer a concise review tutorial of traditional Web programming then demonstrates the value .NET adds for those building advanced Web application and services. With its systematic, step-by-step style, industry leading insight, and technical expertise, this book showcases .NET to developers in a way that is easy to read and hard to live without.

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UDDI, SOAP, and WSDL: The Web Services Specification Reference Book
UDDI, SOAP, and WSDL: The Web Services Specification Reference Book

The one-stop reference to the three standards driving the Web services revolution.
  • Official standards from the UDDI Community (UDDI.org) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Handy, authoritative complement to any book on Web services technology
  • Forget long Web downloads: Get authoritative answers fast!


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Advanced SOAP for Web Development
Advanced SOAP for Web Development

Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is the killer application of XML. It's what makes XML really useful and fulfills the promise and hype of XML. SOAP gives you the "universal glue" to integrate virtually any distributed system and streamline virtually any Internet-based process or communication. Now you can master this remarkable technology fast—with Advanced SOAP for Web Development! Dan Livingston teaches SOAP the way you want to learn it: hands-on, with real-world projects focused on the features you'll use most. Concise, practical, and full of code examples, Advanced SOAP for Web Development covers all this and more.

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Definitive XSLT and XPath, 1/e
Definitive XSLT and XPath, 1/e

Whatever your XML applications—e-business, application integration, Web- and paper-based publishing, or content management—you need to master XSLT and XPath, today's key tools for transforming information into new and varied structured vocabularies and output formats. Definitive XSLT & XPath delivers concise, authoritative coverage of every key facet of these W3C recommendations.

Nobody has taught more about XSLT and XPath than G. Ken Holman—chair of OASIS's XSLT/XPath Conformance Technical Subcommittee and long-time leader in the XML community. In this book, Holman draws upon live training materials to help you master the XSLT and XPath standards—fast—just as he's done for thousands of developers.

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Charles F. Goldfarb's XML Handbook, 4/e
Charles F. Goldfarb's XML Handbook, 4/e

The proven XML resource: applications, products, technologies, and tutorials!

Revised and enlarged-latest standards and trends: schemas, datatypes, XSL, voice, wireless

Two CD-ROMs: 175 genuinely free software packages, including the IBM alphaWorks suite
Web services: SOAP, WSDL, UDDI
FREE Trial Version TurboXML IDE & Schema Editor
FREE NeoCore XMS Native XML Database—Personal Edition
100,000 copies in print
ADOBE FrameMaker + SGML-FREE TRYOUT

The proven resource for the Semantic Web and Web Services—100,000 copies in six languages!

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

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Definitive XML Schema, 1/e
Definitive XML Schema, 1/e

To leverage the full power of XML, companies need shared vocabularies to base their documents and scripts upon. XML Schema makes it possible to create those shared vocabularies-and Definitive XML Schema is the authoritative guide to the standard! Written by Priscilla Walmsley, a member of the W3C working group that created XML Schema, this book explains the W3C Recommendation with unprecedented insight and clarity—and introduces practical techniques for writing schemas to support any B2B, Web service, or content processing application.

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Designing XML Databases, 1/e
Designing XML Databases, 1/e

Designing XML Databases is a comprehensive guide to XML-based database design in Web and enterprise environments. If you already own an XML-enabled database system, you'll discover powerful design techniques for making the most of it. If you're working with a conventional RDBMS, you'll learn better ways to utilize it in XML application development. And if you're constructing an XML-based database from scratch, you'll master a complete conceptual framework, using a start-to-finish case study.

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XML How to Program, 1/e
XML How to Program, 1/e

XML How to Program is the centerpiece of a complete family of resources for teaching and learning how to build real, working XML-based systems, including Web sites (www.deitel.com and www.prenhall.com/deitel) with the book's code examples and other information for faculty, students and professionals; optional interactive CDROM (XML Multimedia Cyber Classroom) containing thousands of hyperlinks, text search, audio walkthroughs of the hundreds of code examples and solutions to about half the exercises in the book—and e-mail access to the authors at deitel@deitel.com.

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Chapter 6: Document Type Definition (DTD)
Chapter 11: XML Path Language (XPath)
Chapter 13: XSL: Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects
Chapter 20: Custom Markup Languages: Part I

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Essential XML for Web Professionals, 1/e
Essential XML for Web Professionals, 1/e

Essential XML for Web Professionals is the fastest way for busy professionals to master the XML skills needed for building dynamic, portable, and scalable applications. By completeing hands-on projects covering a wide range of development tasks, you'll master key XML technologies—including schemas, namespaces, XSLT, XLink, XHTML, and more. Start with simple examples, then work your way up to sophisticated projects. Learn practical techniques! All sample applications found in the book are downloadable from the companion Web site. You can reuse and adapt the code to see exactly how your applications should look and work!

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Just XSL, 1/e
Just XSL, 1/e

Just XSL is an easy, hands-on tutorial on three related XSL technologies: XPath, XSLT, and XSL-FO. Best-selling Just XML author John E. Simpson introduces all three through a single, easy-to-follow sample application that demonstrates exactly how they work together in the real world. Breezy and informal, Just XSL is perfect for both developers and content specialists.

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XSLT and XPATH: A Guide to XML Transformations, 1/e

Using XSLT and XPath, developers can take full advantage of virtually any XML data in both Web applications and printed documents. Guide to XML Transformations: XSLT & XPath delivers a thorough understanding of the concepts and inner workings of Xpath and the XSLT processing model. Leading XSL experts Zarella Rendon and John Robert Gardner teach XSLT and XPath through extensive example code, explained line by line.KEY TOPICS:Guide to XML Transformations assumes basic HTML and/or skills, but no familiarity with programming concepts. Readers can utilize its hands-on exercises to quickly begin performing substantive transformations of XML to HTML and, soon after, to virtually any other format. The companion CD-ROM contains all XSLT scripts from the book. It also contains the complete OASIS XSLT Conformance test suite, with links between each test script and the specification that make it even easier to achieve in-depth mastery of XSLT.MARKET:For Web developers, programmers, and anyone familiar with markup languages who wants to learn how to transform their XML data.

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SOAP: Cross Platform Internet Development Using XML

SOAP will be the universal "application glue" for tomorrow's widely distributed systems. It's simple, based on widely deployed standards such as XML and HTTP, and will enable virtually any business software to communicate across the Internet. SOAP: Cross Platform Internet Development Using XML offers a practical, hands-on introduction to SOAP that demonstrates how to leverage this technology on multiple platforms, using virtually every leading programming language.KEY TOPICS:Seely begins by reviewing the history of distributed computing, and demonstrating how SOAP solves distributed computing problems that DCOM and CORBA large failed to solve. He presents basic introductions to XML, and then to SOAP's syntax -- including SOAP's use of HTTP headers, the SOAP payload, error handling, data types, encoding structures, and more. You'll walk through building a simple SOAP server for Windows; then discover how SOAP can be extended to support multiple platforms and programming languages. SOAP: Cross Platform Internet Development Using XML contains detailed chapters on utilizing SOAP with each of five leading programming languages: C++, Perl, Python, Visual Basic, and Java. The book concludes by reviewing today's leading SOAP servers.MARKET:For all developers and system integrators constructing Internet applications, applications written in multiple programming languages, or applications that integrate diverse enterprise systems. This book will also be invaluable for IT professionals evaluating SOAP and related technologies.

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Just XML (2nd Edition)

This book is written for HTML users who want to upgrade to the XML language and for SGML users who want to learn the nuances of XML. This second edition completely covers all significant changes to the XML standards that have happened since the first edition of this book was released. This also is an excellent transition guide for any Web programmers including both HTML and SGML.

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The XML Handbook (3rd Edition)

This is the third edition of Goldfarb's best-selling XML Handbook. Included are two CD-ROMs with over 200 XML applications.

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Building Web Sites with XML

This book shows the "HTML-savvy" web developer how they can use XML to enhance the look and feel, interoperability, operation and maintenance of their web sites. The book presents hands-on techniques that can be applied using technology available today. The book includes a CD-ROM with much of the software described in the book.

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XML: The Annotated Specification

This book is designed to be the standard reference for anybody doing serious work with XML. It will work through the official W3C specifications and explain, in language that technically adept people who are not computer science graduates can understand, what the different elements of the specifications mean and how the W3C committees that wrote the specifications came to the decisions reflected in the specifications

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Structuring XML Documents

This book illustrates general issues and principles of DTD design. Within the book, Megginson draws examples from detailed coverage of five emerging XML DTDs. He covers both a methodology for the analysis phase of document structure and DTD syntax for the implementation phase.

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Enterprise Application Integration with XML and Java

This is an advanced book for Java programmers who need to create applications that manipulate XML-encoded data. Topics covered include parsing and processing XML with Java, Java serialization messaging, RMI, and enterprise Java Beans. All of the source code will be made available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

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Designing XML Internet Applications

Learn why your organization needs XML-and how it combines SGML's legendary power with the simplicity and accessibility of the best Web-based applications. Walk step-by-step through the fundamentals of XML usage and design: not just basic syntax, but the real-world processes you must understand to achieve XML's full benefits.

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XML Processing with Python

A thorough introduction to XML application development with the world's most productive programming language.

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BizTalk: Implementing Business-to-Business E-commerce

The key feature of this book is its focus on planning, design, implementation, and deployment of applications that involve Microsoft's Biztalk Server e-commerce product, MSN BizTalk e-marketplac services, and BizTalk.org schema repository.

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