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XML Tutorials Getting to Know XML
This tutorial introduces you to XML and gives you some insight as to why it was created and what it can do.
XML Tutorials Creating XML Documents
This tutorial uses the latter approach to provide a simple view of an XML document that you create.
XML Tutorials Defining Data with DTD Schemas
This tutorial introduces you to schemas, including the two major types that are used to define data for XML documents. This tutorial explores the inner workings of DTDs and shows you how to create DTDs from scratch.
XML Tutorials Digging Deeper into XML Documents
In this tutorial, you'll learn, how to document your XML code with comments, how characters of text are encoded in XML, all about entities and how they are used, why notations make it possible to use certain kinds of entities.
XML Tutorials Putting Namespaces to Use
In this tutorial, you'll learn: importance of namespaces, how namespace names are guaranteed to be unique, declaration and reference namespaces, usage of namespaces to merge schemas.
XML Tutorials Using SVG to Draw Scalable Graphics
This tutorial includes the following: why to use SVG, configure your browser to handle the SVG format, the basics of shapes, lines, and colors; placing text on a path Rotating a shape.
XML Tutorials Using XML Schema
This tutorial introduces you to XML Schema and shows you how to create XSD schemas that can be used to validate your own documents.
XML Tutorials Validating XML Documents
This tutorial shows you how to use various tools to validate documents against a DTD or XSD.
XML Tutorials XML Formatting Strategies
In this tutorial, you'll learn: the basics of style sheets and XML formatting; when and why to use CSS and XSL on the Web; the practical differences between CSS and XSL style sheets; how to format a basic XML document using CSS and XSLT style sheets.
XML Tutorials Styling XML Content with CSS
In this tutorial, you'll learn: the basic structure and syntax of CSS; create a basic CSS style sheet for XML document; control the layering of elements with CSS; use margins and padding to control the spacing around and within elements; format text using several different CSS style properties.
XML Tutorials Getting Started with XSL
In this tutorial, you'll learn: the basics of XSL; building blocks of XSL Transformation (XSLT); wire an XSL style sheet to an XML document; develop an XSLT style sheet.
XML Tutorials Transforming XML with XSLT
In this tutorial, you'll learn: more details about the XSLT style sheet language; process and sort nodes in an XSLT style sheet; use patterns and expressions in XSLT; apply XSLT style sheets to more challenging document transformation tasks
XML Tutorials Access Your ITunes Music Library via XML
In this tutorial, you'll learn: how XML fits into Apple's iTunes digital music service; the inner workings of an iTunes music library; how to link to tracks in the iTunes music store; how to transform your iTunes music library into an HTML web page that you can publish on the Web.
XML Tutorials Formatting XML with XSL-FO
In this tutorial, you'll learn: what XSL-FO is and how it came to be; about the nuts and bolts of the XSL-FO language; validation of XSL-FO documents; conversion of an XSL-FO document to a PDF document.
XML Tutorials Using XML to Hack Google Maps
In this tutorial, you'll learn: what Google Maps is and why it is so interesting; the basics of the Google Maps API and how to obtain an API key to access it; how to convert a physical address into geocoordinates for mapping purposes; how to create a complete XML-based custom Google Maps application.
XML Tutorials Parsing XML with the DOM
You'll learn; What the Document Object Model is; the interfaces that make up the DOM; how to build programs that traverse the DOM; how to access specific data inside an XML document using the DOM; how to modify an XML document using the DOM.
XML Tutorials SAX: The Simple API for XML
In this tutorial, you'll learn; what SAX is and how it works; how to get a SAX parser for your favorite programming language; how to write a Java program that uses a SAX parser to process an XML file.
XML Tutorials Querying XML Data with XQuery
In this tutorial, you'll learn: what XQuery is; how to write queries using XQuery; what the Saxon XQuery processor has to offer; how to execute your own queries using XQuery.
XML Tutorials Using XML with Databases
In this tutorial you'll learn: the basic theory behind the relational database model; how to use SQL, the query language for relational databases; how to export data from a database as XML; how to write a program that queries a database and formats the results as XML.
XML Tutorials Using XML to Assist Search Engines
In this tutorial, you'll learn: the basics of web crawling and why it's important; what Google Sitemaps is and how it can help your web site; about the XML-based Google Sitemaps protocol, as well as how to develop Sitemap documents for your own web pages; how to validate, submit, and automatically generate Google Sitemaps.
XML Tutorials Adding Structure to the Web with XHTML
In this tutorial, you'll learn: what XHTML is and why it was created; about the differences between XHTML and HTML; how to create and validate XHTML documents; how to convert existing HTML documents to XHTML.
XML Tutorials Addressing and Linking XML Documents
In this tutorial, you'll learn: how to navigate through an XML document using XPath patterns; how to build powerful expressions using XPath patterns and functions; what technologies come together to support linking in XML; how to reference document fragments with XPointer; how to link XML documents with XLink
XML Tutorials Going Wireless with WML and XHTML Mobile
In this tutorial, we'll cover: how WML and XHTML Mobile fit into the state of the wireless web; decks and cardsthe anatomy of a WML document; formatting tags for WML text; how to provide for user entry in WML; blending WML with XHTML Mobile.
XML Tutorials Syndicating the Web with RSS News Feeds
In this tutorial, you'll learn; the historical drama of how RSS came to be how to use a news aggregator to syndicate RSS news feeds; how to create and validate your own RSS documents; how to transform and display RSS news feeds using XSLT.

Advanced XML

XML Tutorials XML Within the Enterprise
XML can be used to create text documents that contain data in a structured format. In addition to the data, you can include a detailed set of rules that define the structure of the data. The author of the XML document defines these rules.
XML Tutorials Markup Languages
A markup language uses special notation to mark the different sections of a document. In HTML documents, for example, angle brackets (<>) are used to mark the different sections of text.
XML Tutorials Structure of an XML Document
The structure of an XML document can be defined by two standards. The first standard is the XML specification, which defines the default rules for building all XML documents.
XML Tutorials An Introduction to Document Type Definitions
We will make a document template for creating XML documents that can be viewed in Web browsers as HTML documents. In this tutorial, we will create a document type definition (DTD) for this template.
XML Tutorials Entities and Other Components
In this tutorial, we will look at some additional components that can be added to the DTD. The focus of this tutorial will be entities, which are used to represent text that can be part of either the DTD or the XML document.
XML Tutorials XML Namespace, XPath, XPointer, and XLink
In this tutorial we will look at four of the XML specifications: XML Namespaces, XML Path Language (XPath), XML Pointer Language (XPointer), and XML Linking Language (XLink).
XML Tutorials XML Schemas
In this tutorial, you'll learn about XML schemas and how to use them in your XML documents. We'll look at the XML schema data types and their categories and then explore how to create simple and complex data types.
XML Tutorials SOAP
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is an industry standard designed to improve cross-platform interoperability using the Web and XML.
XML Tutorials BizTalk
n this tutorial, we will look at BizTalk Framework 2.0, which is an extension of the SOAP specification. BizTalk Framework 2.0 provides a structure for building solutions that move data contained in a SOAP document across boundaries.
XML Tutorials Overview of Windows DNA
Microsoft Windows DNA is based on a distributed system architecture. Distributed systems contain components on more than one computer. An Internet-based system is a typical example of a distributed system.
XML Tutorials The XML Document Object Model
The XML Document Object Model (DOM) is a platform-neutral and language-neutral interface that allows developers to create applications and scripts to access and update the content, style, and structure of XML documents.
XML Tutorials XML Presentation with XSL and CSS
We will discuss how to use XML with user services components?that is, with the components that run on the client and interact with the user. This tutorial will focus specifically on creating static user services components that can be used to present information to the user.
XML Tutorials Creating Dynamic User Services Components
In this tutorial we'll discuss how to use Dynamic HTML (DHTML) to create dynamic Web-based user services components. DHTML allows you to embed scripts written in either the VBScript or JScript programming languages into an HTML page.
XML Tutorials Business Services Components
The business services components that we will discuss in this tutorial are the components that validate the user's input. This type of component should be placed on the client whenever possible so that the user's input can be validated immediately.
XML Tutorials Data Services Components and XML
We'll discuss two Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI) extensions for Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS). The first ISAPI extension allows you to retrieve data directly from a SQL Server database in XML format using a Web browser. The second extension enables IIS to pass the XML directly to the client computer.
XML Tutorials Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000 provides powerful tools for the exchange of information between businesses. It allow you to create BizTalk schemas, to map fields and records from one specification to another, and to move data from one corporation to another using XML.