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New Perspectives on XML, Comprehensive, 3rd Edition

  • Patrick Carey
  • Sasha Vodnik
  • ISBN-10: 128507582X
  • ISBN-13: 9781285075822
  • 768 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2007, 2003
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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About the Product

Updated to teach the most current XML standards, this book uses real-world case studies and a practical, step-by-step approach to teach XML.


  • Includes ten tutorials and five appendices - perfect for a semester-long introductory course on XML.

  • Covers XML syntax to create valid, well-formed documents and shows how to work with namespaces to create documents combining several XML vocabularies.

  • Gives a thorough lesson on Schemas in Tutorial 4 including employing multiple schemas in large document structures.

  • Shows students how to work with several standard XML vocabularies, including XHTML, MathML, and RSS.

  • Provides cross-browser solutions to programming with the W3C document object model.

About the Author

Patrick Carey

Mr. Patrick Carey received his M.S. in biostatistics from the University of Wisconsin where he worked as a researcher designing and analyzing clinical studies. He co-authored his first textbook on using Excel as a statistical tool. Today, Mr. Carey has authored or co-authored more than 20 leading academic and trade texts for the software industry.

Sasha Vodnik

Mr. Sasha Vodnik is a web developer, author and instructor. He enjoys the challenge of remaining on top of the fast-changing landscape of the modern web and welcomes the opportunity to explain how to write clean, powerful code in languages, such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML.

Table of Contents

Tutorial 1: Creating an XML Document.
Tutorial 2: Validating an XML Document.
Tutorial 3: Working with Basic Schemas.
Tutorial 4: Working with Advanced Schemas.
Tutorial 5: Working with XSLT and XPath.
Tutorial 6: Working with XSLT Functional Programming.
Tutorial 7: Creating Element Groups.
Tutorial 8: Combining XML and PHP.
Tutorial 9: Working with XML and Databases.
Tutorial 10: Using XML with Mobile Devices.
Appendix A: Installing Exchanger Lite.
Appendix B: XSLT Elements and Attributes.
Appendix C: XPath Reference.
Appendix D: DTD Reference.
Appendix E: XML Schema Reference.
Appendix F: Regular Expressions Reference.
Appendix G: XML and CSS.
Appendix H: Installing XAMPP.

New to this edition

  • XML tutorials updated to cover validating both within an editor and within the latest versions of multiple browsers.
  • Expanded coverage of basic and advanced schema concepts with increased hands-on instruction, including converting a DTD to a schema.
  • New case scenarios in tutorials and exercises.
  • New pedagogical features have been added, including Visual Overviews, ProSkills boxes, ProSkills exercises, and Key Steps.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

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