XML: A Manager's Guide by Kevin Dick

By Kevin Dick

Extensible Markup Language (XML) has revolutionized disbursed computing. through delivering a typical capability for specifying the constitution of knowledge, XML permits refined e-commerce platforms and allows interoperable company software program. figuring out tips to leverage XML's technical functions into company worth has turn into a big asset for managers. absolutely up-to-date and increased to include the newest in XML expertise advances and its software, XML: A Manager's advisor, moment variation serves as a concise advisor for managers in addition to a kick off point for builders. It is helping managers construct a operating wisdom of XML's functions to allow them to converse intelligently with XML builders and make proficient judgements approximately whilst to take advantage of the expertise. This publication additionally presents manager-specific information regarding software program acquisition, staffing, and venture management.The writer presents sensible experience-based details at the following key topics:How XML fills a severe hole in web standardsEmerging criteria that whole the XML paradigm XML messaging and internet providers The software program infrastructure had to installation XML functions Staffing and undertaking administration suggestion for XML improvement groups combating the issues normally encountered on XML improvement tasks purposes for firms and proprietors Designed to allow you to speedy and simply entry precisely the details you require, this e-book sincerely delineates diversified paths throughout the chapters in accordance with your wishes, offers government briefings for each bankruptcy, and contains fast-track summaries of significant issues within the margins. With this ebook in hand, you have a company take hold of of the basic expertise, aggressive benefits, and strength most sensible makes use of of the XML common.

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Currency" and "lineOrder" may both have character data values, but "currency" has a default value, whereas "lineOrder" is optional. "source," "addressType," "category," and "cardType" are all enumerated types, but the document must explicitly assign an option to "source," "cat," and "cardType," whereas "addType" has a default value. The required "ID" attribute of ID type for the "LineItem" element enables an application using an order document to identify uniquely any particular "LineItem" element by this attribute.

If I decided that I wanted my name to appear as "Kevin S. Dick," I would have to change only the ENTITY declaration. • External parsed entities. These entities allow authors to include an entire file as part of a document. xml"> &addressSection; &lineItemsSection; &paymentSection; Such decomposition would be useful for managing long documents. It would also be useful if different authors were responsible for creating different parts of the document. They could work on these files independently without worrying about overlapping changes.

You could imagine the necessary complexity of DTDs for documents for financial wire transfers, telecommunications service provisioning, and medical records. Designing DTDs that cover all the possible document cases as well as allowing for future enhancements is one of the crucial steps in deploying effective XML applications. As organizations have attempted to design DTDs for some of these sophisticated domains, they have found DTDs lacking important features. The inability to specify the datatype of element and attribute values with enough precision to ensure compatibility with programming languages and databases is perhaps the biggest drawback.

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