Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes by Andrew H. Watt

By Andrew H. Watt

XML is the de-facto normal for manipulating and sharing facts between purposes. it really is supported by way of each significant programming instrument and language, together with Java, Microsoft .NET, Oracle, SQL Server, and so forth. All specialist builders and directors - even those that do not intend to construct XML purposes - desire a uncomplicated figuring out of it simply to learn and keep info they obtain and method. lots of them do not need the time for a thick reference ebook or particular educational. Sams educate your self XML in 10 mins fast covers the fundamentals of XML and its family members of similar ideas, together with easy syntax, DTDs, XML Schema, DOM, SAX, XSL, and XPath. each one subject is illustrated with an instance to make sure readers' knowing.

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CapitalA>A Character references can also be expressed using the &# syntax, indicating a decimal reference to a character’s code point. Using this syntax, you can represent the uppercase A as A, as shown here: A Declaring Predefined Entities If compatibility with SGML is not an issue in your use of XML, this wellformedness constraint can perhaps be ignored. However, it might help you understand what at first sight could appear to be strange entity declarations in XML documents created by others.

Well-Formed XML Documents If XML is to be used as a format for data interchange, it must adhere to a consistent syntax so that programs can reliably produce and parse XML documents. An XML document that adheres to proper XML syntax is said to be well-formed. If the results of parsing are to be presented by an XML processor (also known as an XML parser) to its associated application, the XML document must be well-formed. If the document is not well-formed, the XML processor should report one or more errors encountered, and normal processing, including the passing of parsed data to the application, should stop.

If an element is empty (that is, it has no content, not even a single whitespace character), the start tag/end tag pair can be written as an empty element tag. The following is equivalent to writing this: Attributes An attribute is the association of an attribute name with an attribute value. For example, the markup describing this book might be represented as follows: Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes The book element has an edition attribute, which has the value of 1.

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