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XML Certification

Rakhee Srivastava

Joined: Sep 17, 2004
Posts: 2
Hi Guys,

I joined the forum today. I am planning to appear for XML Certification. Since I am a novice to XML, I have stared reading Inside XML by Steven Holzner. I am finding it useful.

I don't have java backgroud, do i need to study java also for the preparation for xml certification. Kindly guide me.

Thanks and regards,

Dhiren Joshi
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Joined: Dec 09, 2003
Posts: 463
You need to know the SAX and DOM API's.
which are in java.
Robert Glover

Joined: Feb 07, 2004
Posts: 26
Do note however that in the case of DOM you only need to know the API.
The API can be implemented in C++, JavaScript, java or even PERL.
In that sense you really don't need to know java to know the DOM API.
You just have to know the method names of the most important "interfaces".
Be sure to learn the DOM2 event handling methods, by the way. Learn all of the DOM1 API but you don't need all of the DOM2 API.

So far I am: IBM 141 XML and Related Technologies Certified, Sun Cert Java Programmer, Sun Cert Java Developer, Sun Cert Java 2 Architect, Sun Cert J2EE Architect (part 1 only), Sun Cert J2EE Web Component Developer, Sun Cert Business Component Developer, and Microsoft Certified System Engineer for Win NT 4.
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Joined: Oct 07, 2003
Posts: 578
As robert mentioned you dont have to know java ..
But professional XML, teh prescribed book for the exam has got all the examples written in Java !!
So I think tahts what Dhiren ment by saying that u need to know Java to learn SAX and DOM !!! Right Dhiren ?

And if you are already a programmer, just go through teh examples in Java and you can easily see whats going on !!! You dont have to really write code to understand the implementation (of course ..writting code makes you understand it better!! )

Check oput teh DOM tutorials at It is based on The Microsoft XML Parser. i think u just need IE 5.0 and know JavaScript!!

Hope this Helps !!

Good luck with the exam !!
Rakhee Srivastava

Joined: Sep 17, 2004
Posts: 2
Thanks a lot guys!


I agree. Here's the link:
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