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Secure XML: The New Syntax for Signatures and Encryption
Secure XML: The New Syntax for Signatures and Encryption


Broad-based and comprehensive, Secure XML fully documents every feature and issue involved with XML security. This hands-on guide begins with a complete introduction to XML, the book goes on to cover authentication, canonicalization, keying, encryption, and algorithms in comprehensive detail. The book's practical focus intertwines helpful notes, historical background information, illuminating guidelines, and "soapbox" or heretical comments. In all, this book features the most comprehensive roadmap to digital security and XML encryption available.

Topics covered in-depth include:

  • XML basics—documents, namespaces, structures, and stylesheets
  • Document type definitions and schemas
  • XPath, XPointer, and SOAP
  • Digital cryptography basics--secret and public key ciphers, asymmetric keys, digital signatures, and certificates
  • XML canonicalization, signatures, and authentication
  • Key management and combining encryption with signatures
  • Cryptographic algorithms and non-cryptographic algorithms
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Professional XML Web Services
Professional XML Web Services
Patrick Cauldwell, Rajesh Chawla, Vivek Chopra, Gary Damschen, Chris Dix, Tony Hong, Francis Norton, Uche Ogbuji, Glenn Olander, Mark A Richman, Kristy Saunders, Zoran Zaev

Web Services are self-describing, modular applications. The Web Services architecture can be thought of as a wrapper for the application code. This wrapper provides standardized means of: describing the Web Service and what it does; publishing it to a registry, so that it can easily be located; and exposing an interface, so that the service can be invoked all in a machine-readable format. What is particularly compelling about Web Services is that any client that understands XML, regardless of platform, language and object model, can access them.

This book provides a snapshot of the current state of these rapidly evolving technologies, beginning by detailing the main protocols that underpin the Web Services model (SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI), and then putting this theory to practical use in a wide array of popular toolkits, platforms, and development environments.

The technologies presented in this book provide the foundations of Web Services computing, which is set to revolutionize Distributed Computing, as we know it.

This book is for developers wanting to learn what web services are, and how to create, register, and deploy them. In teaching the core technologies, we assume knowledge of XML from the outset.

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Early Adopter VoiceXML
Early Adopter VoiceXML
Eve Astrid Andersson, Stephen Breitenbach, Tyler Burd, Nirmal Chidambaram, Paul Houle, Daniel Newsome, Xiaofei Tang, Xiaolan Zhu

The book aims to give the reader an in-depth analysis of the current state of VoiceXML technology. The information will help you develop voice-enabled applications now, and make sure you are ready for future advances of this quickly changing arena.

This book is for those professional developers who wish to add a new language to their toolkit, and want to be in a position to take advantage of the imminent explosion in voice-enabled applications. We assume a prior knowledge of XML, and some other web programming technologies, such as ASP, JSP and PHP.

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Professional XSL
Professional XSL
Michael Corning, Jason Diamond, Teun Duynstee, Oli Gudmundsson, Jirka Jirat, Kurt Cagle, Mike Mason, Jonathan Pinnock, Paul Spencer, Jeff Tang, Paul Tchistopolski, Jeni Tennison, Andrew Watt

Professional XSL takes an applied, tutorial-style approach to teaching the core fundamentals of the XSLT, XPath and XSL-FO specifications. You'll learn how to create well structured and modularized stylesheets to generate your required output, how to change, filter, and sort data, and how to incorporate other content for presentation purposes.

This book is ideal for developers who have a good understanding of XML data and its structure, and who need to transform the data or apply styling for business-to-business and web applications.

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Professional SQL Server 2000 XML
Professional SQL Server 2000 XML
Paul Burke, Sam Ferguson, Denise Gosnell, Paul Morris, Jan D Narkiewicz, J Michael Palermo, Jon D Reid, Darshan Singh, Brian Smith, Karli Watson, Carvin Wilson, Warren Wiltsie

Building extensively on the new features introduced in Professional SQL Server 2000 (1-861004-48-6) this book goes beyond just the key issues and provides blanket in-depth coverage of advanced topics, including both XDR and XSD schemas (support for which has been added in the new Web Release 2), and additions in Web Release 1, such as Updategrams and XML Bulk Load. This book also includes five real-world case studies that show exactly how the XML capabilities of SQL Server 2000 can best be exploited with technologies as diverse as ASP, C#, and SOAP.

This book is for experienced SQL Server developers who are looking to make the data in their SQL Server 2000 databases available in XML and take advantage of the exciting new XML features in the recent Web Releases.

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