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Beginning XML with DOM and Ajax: From Novice to Professional

Nicolai Krog
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Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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Hi!

I am very interested in learning about Ajax, and also I would like to enhance my XML-understanding. But I am unsure if my current level in those areas is sufficient for buying this book.

- I have good javascript/DHTML knowledge
- I have very good java knowledge
- I know XML only as a data-storing format(I know the basics including DDT)
- I am familiar with JDOM (a Java open-source project supporting XML-read and writes)

Is this a good platform for reading your book?

Best regards,

Nicolai
Sas Jacobs
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Joined: Jun 24, 2006
Posts: 46
Hi Nicolai

I can reassure you that the book starts from a basic level, assuming little or no previous understanding of XML, DOM scripting or AJAX.

The book provides an introduction to XML, related technologies such as DTDs, XML Schemas, XSLT and XPath as well as DOM scripting and Ajax. If you have good JavaScript and DHTML knowledge, you'll be fine with the relevant chapters in the book.

Cheers

Sas Jacobs
Pradeep bhatt
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Sas
Where can I find the TOC of the book ?


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nagendra satyakrishna jasti
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Joined: Jan 25, 2006
Posts: 18
hi,
is your book is helpful in IBM's XML programmer certification.
i am novice to xml and i want to prepare for tht IBM'z exam will this book help me?


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Sas Jacobs
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Hello

TOC is (from memory as I don't have my copies of the book yet):

1 XML
2 Related recommendations
3 XML Vocabularies
4 CSS
5 XSLT
6 Advanced XSLT
7 DOM Scripting
8 Ajax
9 Flash
10 Server-side XML
11 .NET
12 PHP

Cheers

Sas Jacobs
Rajan Chinna
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How is XSLT related to AJAX?
IS AJAX sit on top of XSLT?
Pradeep bhatt
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What do you cover in advanced XSLT and server side XML? Thanks
Sas Jacobs
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Rajan

XSLT doesn't have to be part of the Ajax approach but it is an option. XSLT allows you to transform a source XML tree into another XML tree. You'd use XSLT as part of Ajax if you needed to transform the incoming XML content into alternative content e.g., XHTML, using an XSLT stylesheet. This can be achieved using JavaScript in IE, Mozilla and Opera 9.

I hope that helps.

Sas Jacobs
Sas Jacobs
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Pradip

The advanced XSLT chapter covers sorting and dynamic sorting of XML content, working with extension functions, working with named templates and generating JavaScript.

The server side XML chapters cover the differences between client and server-side processing, examples with .NET and PHP, an RSS .NET application and a Weather Portal PHP application.

Cheers

Sas Jacobs
 
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