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Book for Learning XML

Neelima Garimella
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 37
Hi,
I've downloaded the XML parser from IBM site. I know the concepts of XML. Can any one please suggest me which one is the best book for learning and writing programs in XML thoroughly.
Thanks,
Neelima.
Brett Knapik
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Joined: Oct 15, 2000
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well for christmas I got "Inside XML" by Steven Holzner. I haven't started to read it yet, it looks pretty good, it is not based entirely on java, it uses a mixture of java, perl, and javascript for its examples, so the book is pretty spread out as far as languages. From what I looked at in the book, it looks very good and worth the money but i would wait and see if anybody has read this book and get thier input on it.
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Allen Smothers
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I use "XSLT Programmer's Refrence" by Michael Kay and the Oreilly "XML Pocket Reference" by Robert Eckstein....
Peter Tran
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Joined: Jan 02, 2001
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A really good book that focus heavily on using JAVA with XML is the O'reilly book "Java and XML" by Brett Mclauglin.
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596000162/o/qid=978544183/sr=8-5/ref=aps_sr_b_3_1/002-2732461-1520001
You can also go to his website, www.jdom.org, to read more about Brett and JDOM.
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Suraj
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Joined: Jan 08, 2001
Posts: 3
Can you, by the way, tell me whether you can actually make use of the IBM parser which you have downloaded? Does not it shout when you compile your java application informing you that the Parser from IBM is deprecated?
Please let me know.
Frank Carver
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Neelima Garimella
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Joined: Oct 03, 2000
Posts: 37
Suraj,
H....m, I didn't do programming using IBM parser. I've just downloaded and tested the examples given with the parser.
Thanx,
Neelima.
john palase
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Joined: Jan 21, 2001
Posts: 2
I think the best books available are Professional XML and XML by examples. I would the prefer the first.
 
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