A primer on XML

This chapter examines the origins of XML and dives into issues like document vs. data-centric XML, instances, namespaces and document type definitions. It also provides insight into the best approach for XML schemas. This overview containing many code samples is recommended for anyone working with XML.

Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI, 2nd Edition
Building Web Services with SOAP, XML, and UDDI assumes proficiency with Java and with distributed computing tools. Throughout the book, examples will be presented using Java and the Apache SOAP platform, although a set of sidebars will address .NET development, which Microsoft developers will use to deploy Web services. The book uses progressive disclosure to present an increasingly complex project as it moves through its development cycle. The final section of the book presents linking the completed project with other systems built in J2EE and .NET.

Chapter 2: XML primer
This chapter examines the origins of XML and dives into issues like document vs. data-centric XML, instances, namespaces and document type definitions. We also get some insights into the best approach for XML schemas and processing best-practices. With 80+ information-packed pages and ample code samples, this is a beefy overview recommended for anyone working with XML.

Download Chapter 2: XML primer HERE.

Reproduced from the book "Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI, 2nd Edition," ISBN 0672326418, Copyright 2004. Written permission from SAMS Publishing is required for all other uses. Copyright © 2005 SAMS. All rights reserved.

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