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April 27, 2007

Free Book – Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days

Here is an excellent free online book covering XML, how to use it and what’s it all about. Its titled Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days and provides hundreds of real-world situations on how to use XML, along with showing you the newest tools you can use to get the most of it. The linked table of contents is below.


Table of Contents for Sams Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days

  » About the Author
  » Acknowledgments
  » We Want to Hear from You!
  » Introduction

  » Part I: At a Glance
  » Day 1. Welcome to XML
  » Day 2. Creating XML Documents
  » Day 3. Creating Well-Formed XML Documents
  » Day 4. Creating Valid XML Documents: DTDs
  » Declaring Attributes in DTDs
  » Day 6. Creating Valid XML Documents: XML Schemas
  » Day 7. Creating Types in XML Schemas
  » Part I. In Review

  » Day 8. Formatting XML by Using Cascading Style Sheets
  » Day 9. Formatting XML by Using XSLT
  » Day 10. Working with XSL Formatting Objects
  » Part II. In Review

  » Part III: At a Glance
  » Day 11. Extending HTML with XHTML
  » Day 12. Putting XHTML to Work
  » Day 13. Creating Graphics and Multimedia: SVG and SMIL
  » Day 14. Handling XLinks, XPointers, and XForms
  » Part III. In Review

  » Part IV: At a Glance
  » Day 15. Using JavaScript and XML
  » Day 16. Using Java and .NET: DOM
  » Day 17. Using Java and .NET: SAX
  » Day 18. Working with SOAP and RDF
  » Part IV. In Review

  » Part V: At a Glance
  » Day 19. Handling XML Data Binding
  » Day 20. Working with XML and Databases
  » Day 21. Handling XML in .NET
  » Part V. In Review

  » Appendix A. Quiz Answers


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June 23, 2006

XML Learning Guide

This guide explains what XML is, how it’s used, and where it fits into the world of Web services. Here you will find XML articles, tutorials, examples, tips, tools, white papers, expert advice and more to increase your XML knowledge and understanding. XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a flexible way to create common information formats and then consistenly share both the format and the data on the WWW, intranets, and elsewhere. Using a standard way of describing data, as XML allows, enables users to send an intelligent agent (a program) to a target, such as a web site, gather data, make a comparison of the data, and then send back results to the user.. 

XML Learning Guide


Table of Contents

   XML Quick Start
   XML Articles
   XML White Papers
   XML Chapter Downloads
   XML Tutorials & Code Examples
   Developer Tools and Downloads
   Industry Quotes about XML
   Q&A with XML Experts
   Products using XML
   Online XML Resources
   XML Specs
   More Learning Guides


XML Quick Start

XML Articles

XML White Papers

XML Chapter Downloads

XML Tutorials and Code Examples

Developer Tools and Downloads

Industry Quotes about XML

Expert Advice from XML Experts

XML Products

Online Resources for XML


XML Specifications



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June 22, 2006

XML Security Learning Guide

Securing XML is an essential element in keeping Web services secure. This XML Security Learning Guide is a compilation of resources that review different types of XML security standards and approaches for keeping your XML Web services secure. 

XML Security Learning Guide


Table of Contents

    XML Security Key Terms and Definitions
    Introduction to XML Security
    OASIS
    WS-Security
    SAML
    XML Signatures & Encryption
    XML Firewalls


  XML Security Key Terms and Definitions


  Introduction to XML Security


  OASIS


  WS-Security


  SAML


  XML Signatures & Encryption


  XML Firewalls



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