[JaxPM] [NON-PERL] O'Reilly Releases "XML in a Nutshell"
JONES, WILLIAM C
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> From: Denise Olliffe
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:27 PM
> To: bill at fccj.org
> Subject: O'Reilly Releases "XML in a Nutshell"
> For immediate release
> Review copies available
> Contact: Denise Olliffe
> (707) 829-0515 ext 339 or deniseo at oreilly.com
> INVISIBILITY IN A NUTSHELL
> Mainframes on Wall Street trade stocks with one another by using it.
> Children playing games on their home PCs save their documents in it.
> Sports fans receive real-time game scores on their cell phones with it.
> "XML is so important that very soon it will become invisible," says W.
> Scott Means, coauthor of the new O'Reilly book "XML in a Nutshell" (US
> $29.95). "What I mean is, that its applications are so broad and
> diverse, that it will be taken for granted. Within the next five years,
> products will no more tout XML support as a feature, as they tout
> Windows support today."
> XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is a W3C endorsed standard for
> document markup. It provides a standard format for computer documents.
> This format is so flexible that it can be customized for areas as
> diverse as web sites, electronic data interchange, vector graphics,
> genealogy, real estate listings, object serialization, wireless
> devices, and voice mail systems. Because of that, XML is positioned to
> be the key web application technology of the future.
> "In most new projects the question is no longer 'Whether XML' or 'Why
> XML?' it's 'Why not XML?'," explains Elliotte Rusty Harold, coauthor of
> "XML in a Nutshell." "XML has become as important to developers as
> Java, Perl, or C. Actually it's probably more important. You can always
> choose a different programming language, but there isn't any good
> alternative to XML for standard data formats."
> "XML in a Nutshell" is a comprehensive guide to the rapidly growing
> world of XML. It covers all aspects of XML, from the most basic syntax
> rules, to the details of DTD creation, to the APIs you can use to read
> and write XML documents in a variety of programming languages.
> Developers can either write their own programs that interact with,
> massage, and manipulate the data in XML documents or they can use
> off-the-shelf software like web browsers and text editors to work with
> XML documents. Either choice gives them access to a wide range of free
> libraries in a variety of languages that can read and write XML.
> "XML in a Nutshell" covers the fundamental rules that all XML documents
> and authors must adhere to, detailing the grammar that specifies where
> tags may be placed, what they must look like, which element names are
> legal, how attributes attach to elements, and much more.
> Harold adds: "'XML in a Nutshell' is a complete introduction to the
> state of the art in XML. Very few XML books even attempt to cover this
> much material. This book is the most concentrated, cost-effective way
> to educate yourself about XML."
> Chapter 9, XPath, is available free online at:
> For more information about the book, including Table of Contents,
> index, author bio, and samples, see:
> For a cover graphic in jpeg format, go to:
> For an in-depth and real-life look at XML, catch Elliotte Rusty
> Harold's tutorials at the O'Reilly Conference on Enterprise Java, March
> 26-29, 2001 at the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, California.
> XML Fundamentals:
> Processing XML with Java:
> Register for your press pass at:
> XML in a Nutshell
> A Desktop Quick Reference
> By Elliotte Rusty Harold & W. Scott Means
> ISBN January 2001
> 0-596-00058-8, 480 pages, $29.95 (US)
> order at oreilly.com
> # # #
> O'Reilly is a registered trademark of O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. All
> other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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