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Starting to learn XML

Hemal Mehta
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Joined: Nov 16, 2000
Posts: 101
Iam just starting to learn XML, I know java. What would be the best way to learn XML and how long doe sit take to get a good grasp o it. Any info would be appreciated/
William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Posts: 13037
I found a little reference book - XML Pocket Reference by Robert Eckstein to be very helpful.
You should download either the JAXP parser from or the Xerces parser from
and play around with the demos.
<shameless-plug>Or you could wait till my Java Developer's guide to XML and eCommerce comes out in mid January.</shameless-plug>
Ajith Kallambella

Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
There are dozens of websites that teaches basic to advanced level XML concepts, but not many of the deal with integrating XML with Java.
If you're new to XML itself, checkout the following links -
I hope that's enough to keep you busy for a while

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Peter Tran

Joined: Jan 02, 2001
Posts: 783
Also see,
I agree. Here's the link:
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