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John Wetherbie
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Joined: Apr 05, 2000
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Hi, all!
I'm looking to dig into XML and (most likely) its usage in association with Java. After reading reviews it looks like I'm leaning towards O'Reilly's Java and XML but wanted to get the opinion of the folks in this forum.
I am looking for a book that: 1) has a good intro to XML and uses, DTDs, schemas (probably more important to me than DTDs), and usage with XSL/XSLT. If it also talks about dealing with XML, XML parsers, etc in Java programs that would be even better!
Nominations, anyone?
Thanks,
John


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Francois Bourgault
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 67
I bought: Inside XSLT by Steven Holzner; New Riders Publishing .
The book covers pretty much what you're looking for. There's short intro to XML and then it goes into XSL/XSLT/XPath. Also some code example, in java, shows you how to interface with Xalan, Saxon, Oracle and other parsers. Other examples show you how to use XSLT with JSP and Servlets. Great book!
Here's the link to amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0735711364/qid=1014589538/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_67_1/002-3898657-5852856
Francois.
John Wetherbie
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Joined: Apr 05, 2000
Posts: 1449
Thanks for the recco.
Have you read Holzner's Inside XML? If so, how would you rate it relative to Inside XSLT?
John
Francois Bourgault
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 67
I haven't read the book but looking at the topics covered, it includes processing xml with java
( 1- Parsing XML with IBM's XML for Java (XML4J)
2- Java and the Simple API for XML (SAX) ) I downloaded Apache's Xerces Java 2(SAX) and installed it. It very easy to use.
Reviews of the book are very good. Rating 4.5 out of 5 Not too bad.
Francois.
Ajith Kallambella
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Joined: Mar 17, 2000
Posts: 5782
I vote for Professional Java XML by Wrox. It covers a broad ground including evolving XML technologies like SOAP and WebServices. You might want to check out my review in the bunkhouse.


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