Can anyone suggest me a good XML book at beginner level. I won't say I am a absolute novice with XML, but I have gained knowledge of XML from need to know basis.
I am looking for a book which explains more of "Why" then "How". At present I have a copy of "Beginning XML" 2nd edition but reading this book is not a pleasant experience as it is too wordy, sometimes confusing and have a bad flow.
P.S. Some one was suggesting me "Learning XML" from O' Reilly. I haven't looked at it.Any comments on this book is welcome.
Joined: May 11, 2005
Hi, XML in a nutshell is not bad, detailed stuff on the XML syntax, while JAVA & XML by Brett McLaughlin is good for beginning processing XML docs with SX/DOM/JDOM etc. Ive read one chapter on schemas from the "XML Bible", it is easy to follow so that could be a good one as well (I think there are 13 authors so all chapters may not be of the same style or quality as the one I read though ........)