"XML--the Microsoft Way is a must-have for any IT library." --Duane Nickull, CTO, XML Global Technologies, and Chief Technical Editor, XSLT.com As a core part of many new and important technologies, XML is a must-know tool for all programmers creating network- and Web-enabled applications for the Windows platform. This complete, comprehensive, and up-to-date book presents a thorough examination of the fundamentals of standard XML, essential related technologies, and the use of XML within a Microsoft-specific development environment. Appropriate for beginning to intermediate XML programmers, XML--the Microsoft Way explains XML concepts and guides developers who need to learn XML development skills. The book begins with a background on the history of XML and offers clear explanations and examples of its most important elements: syntax, data modeling, formatting, templates, linking, and more. Later chapters address advanced topics, focusing on Microsoft's tools for XML development. You will find thorough coverage of such important topics as: XML Schema, Namespaces, XLink, and XPointer Data modeling with DTDs, XDR Schemas, and XSD Schemas Cascading Style Sheets eXtensible Stylesheet Language (XSL), XSL Transformation (XSLT), and Formatting Objects (FO) The Document Object Model (DOM) Simple API for XML (SAX) The Microsoft SOAP (Simplified Object Access Protocol) Toolkit eXtensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) Visual Basic and Visual C++ with XML The .NET Framework and XML Internet Explorer and Dynamic HTML Numerous code examples--primarily in Visual Basic, although many are in Visual C++ and C#--appear throughout the book to illustrate important techniques. The combination of clear explanations, real-world examples, and a Microsoft-based focus make XML--the Microsoft Way an essential addition to any Windows programmer's library. 0201748525B11122001Aitken, Peter G. is the author of 'Xml The Microsoft Way', published 2001 under ISBN 9780201748529 and ISBN 0201748525.