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XML Pocket Reference, 2nd Ed.

Covers XSLT

Robert Eckstein, Michel Casabianca

Publisher: O'Reilly, 2001 , 96 pages

ISBN: 0-596-00133-9

Keywords: Web Programming


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XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is the next-generation markup language for the Web. It provides a more structured (and therefore more powerful) medium than HTML, allowing you to define new document types and stylesheets as needed. Although the generic tags of HTML are sufficient for everyday text, XML gives you a way to add rich, well-defined markup to electronic documents.

The XML Pocket Reference, Second Edition, is both a handy introduction to XML terminology and syntax, and a quick reference to XML instructions, attributes, entities, and datatypes. Although XML itself is complex, its basic concepts are simple. This small book combines a perfect tutorial for learning the basics of XML, and as a reference to the XML specification.

This second edition includes information on XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) and Xpath.

Table of Contents:

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  • Introduction
  • XML Terminology
    • Unlearning Bad Habits
    • An Overview of an XML Document
    • A Simple XML Document
    • A Simple Document Type Definition (DTD)
    • A Simple XSL Stylesheet
  • XML Reference
    • Well-Formed XML
    • Special Markup
    • Element and Attribute Rules
    • XML Reserved Attributes
  • Entity and Character References
  • Document Type Definitions
    • Element Declarations
    • ANY and PCDATA
    • Entities
    • Attribute Declaration in the DTD
    • Included and Ignored Sections
  • The Extensible Stylesheet Language
    • Formatting Objects
  • XSLT Stylesheet Structure
  • Templates and Patterns
    • Parameters and Variables
    • Stylesheet Import and Rules of Precedence
    • Loops and Tests
    • Numbering Elements
    • Output Method
  • XSLT Elements
  • XPath
    • Axes
    • Predicates
    • Functions
    • Additional XSLT Functions and Types
  • XPointer and XLink
    • Unique Identifiers
    • ID References
    • XPointer
    • XLink
    • Building Extended Links
    • XBase


XML Pocket Reference

by Roland Buresund last modified 2016-03-23 23:02

Rating: ***** (OK)

A small and handy book about XML. Nothing exceptional, but gives a good overview in a small format.

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