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The author provides a slightly more technical introduction to XML with an eye towards guiding the reader to appropriate sections of the XML specification when greater technical detail is desired. This introduction is geared towards a reader with some HTML or SGML experience, although that experience is not absolutely necessary. The XML Link and XML Style specifications are also briefly outlined.
"The goals of the Apache XML Project project are: to provide commercial-quality standards-based XML solutions that are developed in an open and cooperative fashion, to provide feedback to standards bodies (such as IETF and W3C) from an implementation perspective, and to be a focus for XML-related activies within Apache projects"
"The goal of BizTalk.org is to provide resources for learning about and using Extensible Markup Language (XML) for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) and business-to-business (B2B) document exchange, both within the enterprise and over the Internet. On BizTalk.org you can learn how to use XML messages to integrate software applications and build new solutions. The design emphasis is to use XML to integrate your existing data models, solutions, and application infrastructure, and adapt them for electronic commerce. You can also learn about the BizTalk Framework, a set of guidelines for implementing an XML schema and a set of XML tags used in messages sent between applications."
Extensible Markup Language, abbreviated XML, describes a class of data objects called XML documents and partially describes the behavior of computer programs which process them. XML is an application profile or restricted form of SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language [ISO8879]. By construction, XML documents are conforming SGML documents. XML documents are made up of storage units called entities, which contain either parsed or unparsed data. Parsed data is made up of characters, some of which form the character data in the document, and some of which form markup. Markup encodes a description of the document's storage layout and logical structure. XML provides a mechanism to impose constraints on the storage layout and logical structure. A software module called an XML processor is used to read XML documents and provide access to their content and structure. It is assumed that an XML processor is doing its work on behalf of another module, called the application. This specification describes the required behavior of an XML processor in terms of how it must read XML data and the information it must provide to the application.
"This document contains the most frequently-asked questions (with answers) about XML, the Extensible Markup Language. It is intended as a first resource for users, developers, and the interested reader, and should not be regarded as a part of the XML Specification."
"The main point of XML is that you, by defining your own markup language, can encode the information of your documents much more precisely than is possible with HTML. This means that programs processing these documents can "understand" them much better and therefore process the information in ways that are impossible with HTML (or ordinary text processor documents)."
This Recommendation specifies an abstract modularization of XHTML and an implementation of the abstraction using XML Document Type Definitions (DTDs). This modularization provides a means for subsetting and extending XHTML, a feature needed for extending XHTML's reach onto emerging platforms.
OASIS, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is a non-profit, international consortium that creates interoperable industry specifications based on public standards such as XML and SGML, as well as others that are related to structured information processing.
"The main focus of PerfectXML is XML and related technologies for business people and technologists - both from a practitioner and learner perspective. To that end, PerfectXML provides thousands of best quality, well-organized links, as well as offers other services to XML community in the form of articles, tutorials, book excerpts, news updates, searchable Knowledgebase articles, XML-jobs search, & much more. "
This is your home to explore what is current and to learn before others what XML advancements are on the horizon including early access to DataChannel's XML software enhancements. Chat rooms, newsletters, on-line lectures by leading-edge XML experts will also be offered on a continual basis.
This specification defines XHTML 1.0, a reformulation of HTML 4.0 as an XML 1.0 application, and three DTDs corresponding to the ones defined by HTML 4.0. The semantics of the elements and their attributes are defined in the W3C Recommendation for HTML 4.0. These semantics provide the foundation for future extensibility of XHTML. Compatibility with existing HTML user agents is possible by following a small set of guidelines
XML, XLink, Namespace, DTD, Schema, CSS, XHTML,... If you are new to XML, it may be hard know where to begin. This summary in 10 points attempts to capture enough of the basic concepts to enable a beginner to see the forest through the trees. And if you are giving a presentation on XML, why not start with these 10 points? They are hereby offered for your use.
XML.ORG is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. XML.org serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces.
"XML.ORG is a credible, independent resource for news, education, and information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS and funded by organizations who are committed to product-independent data exchange, XML.ORG offers valuable tools, such as the XML.ORG Catalog, to help you make critical decisions about whether and how to employ XML in your business. For businesspeople and technologists alike, XML.ORG offers a uniquely independent view of what's happening in the XML industry"
"The mission of this website is to provide our developer community with a central location to learn about XML, locate resources and network with fellow developers. One central focus of this site is to provide a large variety of working demos with downloadable sourcecode. This has proven to be a very effective method of learning for new and seasoned XML developers alike ."
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