The perfect resource for beginning XML programmers, this guidebook clearly shows you what XML is, how to use it, and what technologies surround it. The authors build on the strengths of previous editions while covering the latest changes in the XML landscape such as XQuery, RSS and Atom, and Ajax. The most recent specifications are presented along with best practices to follow when developing XML solutions. The fourth edition will help you quickly progress from XML basics to more advanced programming techniques. You'll delve into the state of the art for XML and databases, discover how to query XML information, retrieve data, and create new XML documents. In addition, you'll learn how to publish information on the web, design dynamic interactive graphics, and make interactive forms. You'll be able to apply this information to build robust applications in real-world situations. What you will learn from this book Specific rules to follow for constructing XML How to create and use different XML vocabularies Steps for extracting information and converting it to HTML or other formats Strategies for storing and retrieving XML documents How to manipulate XML using DOM and SAX Tips for improving communication with XML by using Ajax techniques, RSS, and SOAP How to use CSS to add visual styles to your XML documents Who this book is for This book is for any programmer interested in learning how to use XML. Some knowledge of web programming or data exchange techniques is helpful but not necessary. Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.David Hunter is the author of 'Beginning XML, 4th Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9780470114872 and ISBN 0470114878.