By Alex Ceponkus
Taking a look prior a lot of the hype surrounding XML, utilized XML presents a real-world consultant to the XML utilized in the most recent browsers and server-side options. Approachable but choked with beneficial specifics approximately XML criteria, this booklet fills a priceless area of interest for any IS specialist, together with Java developers.The impressive function this is the readability of the authors' presentation and their real-world examples utilizing present instruments. they begin off with the "big photograph" approximately XML and its power for permitting modern companies to constitution and bring facts over the net. The e-book then covers the entire fundamentals with a whole journey of the correct XML criteria like DTDs, XML DOM, and XSL (for showing XML data).Because XML continues to be a reasonably new know-how, many books go with the flow into idea. no longer so with utilized XML, which facilities on trendy instruments (like net Explorer five and quite a few XML parsers for Java). The ebook anchors his dialogue of XML criteria with real-world examples utilizing a web procuring website powered via ASPs and Java. there's additionally solid insurance of the XML record version, together with many transparent diagrams explaining the hierarchical association of XML facts. If you have been baffled through extra summary reasons of XML, this advisor is nearly as good as any for purchasing you all started with this robust usual. For the Java programmer, examples of utilizing Java to parse and demonstrate XML facts may also be useful.Now that XML has moved into the mainstream, it stands able to do actual paintings on the net. Any IS expert who's contemplating XML for supplying company information can make the most of this able and effective travel of some great benefits of XML for modern-day companies"
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You can use XML as a standalone data format as well whereby you use XML as a primary data storage format. This is often useful when you want to distribute large volumes of data and want to provide the users with a way of accessing that data without their having to install a database engine at their end. Using the DOM, you have an effective way of navigating your way through your data without having to install anything other than an XMLcompliant browser or, if you don’t want even that, a shell on top of an XML parser.
This example is purely minimalist in its approach, and we’ve intentionally left it a little vague. Parts II and III of this book provide you with the hands-on syntax you need to create such applications yourselves. Industry Support: XML Vehicles “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” or so the old saying goes. We’ve talked a lot about scenarios in which you use XML, but a key issue remains: What is the XML target platform? That is, how do your users interface with your XML solutions? Succinctly put: any way computers are used by computers; we do not mean only standard PCs.
Industry Support: XML Vehicles “The proof of the pudding is in the eating” or so the old saying goes. We’ve talked a lot about scenarios in which you use XML, but a key issue remains: What is the XML target platform? That is, how do your users interface with your XML solutions? Succinctly put: any way computers are used by computers; we do not mean only standard PCs. For the most part, however, your users will use three classes of vehicles to access your XML solutions: the Internet, standalone, and “other” ways.
Applied XML: a toolkit for programmers by Alex Ceponkus