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Ayondeep Datta

Joined: Oct 18, 2005
Posts: 11

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.
Tom Johnson
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Joined: May 11, 2005
Posts: 142
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


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William Brogden
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
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Elliot Rusty Harold's _Processing XML with Java_ is a monster of over 1000 pages but it has to be to cover the topic. Here is the online version.

I agree. Here's the link:
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