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HTML is about the display of content, XML is about creating, sharing and processing information. XML gives you a way to define tags that are specific to a particular purpose and describe information consistently. This consistency means XML can be processed automatically, in a wide variety of situations.

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XML and PHP Simplified - The Createdoc.php Script
Picking up where we left off, this article continues to look at the create document script, focusing on the HTML portion of the code followed by a look at the document editor script, which is at the heart of the program.
XML and PHP Simplified - Building an XML Reader
Building on previous installments, this article walks you through building an application that enables you to work with XML documents.
XML and PHP Simplified: The DOM
Part 4 of this series continues an examination of the XML functions that are offered by PHP5, as well as some of the other DOM functions that deal with the Document Object Model.
XML and PHP Simplified - Formatting XML Documents
Part 3 of this series covers how to format XML documents in web browsers and how to parse or read them using PHP strings and functions. 0809
XML and PHP Simplified - XML,PHP and the Database
J. Leidago Noabeb explores the relationship between XML,PHP and MYSQL including a brief look at the Document Object Model. 0709
XML and PHP Simplified
J. Leidago Noabeb simplifies and demystifies the use and application of XML and the DOM. 0709
Professional Ajax: XML, XPath, and XSLT, Pt. 1
This week you will learn how to load and manipulate XML documents in an XML DOM object, use XPath to select XML nodes that meet certain criteria, and transform XML documents into HTML using XSLT. By Wrox. 0306
Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours: Part 2 - Xlink
This installment continues the study of Xlink. Some of the topics covered are addressing with XPointer, linking with XLink, and understanding XLink attributes.. By Que and Sams Publishing. December 22, 2005
Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, 3rd Edition: Part 1
This excerpt takes a look at addressing and linking XML documents. Additional topics include understanding XPath, referencing nodes, attributes and subsets, as well as XPath functions, the Role of XPath and more.
Developing Web Applications with Ajax: Part 3
this installment will show you how to use ajax in conjunction with server-side processing and how these technologies can produce powerful web applications. this article uses php but ajax is compatible with any server-side language. By Jonathan Fenocchi. November 15, 2005
Book Excerpt: Ajax in Action - Chapter 6
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, known as "Ajax," is a new way of thinking that can result in a flowing and intuitive interaction with the user. 'Ajax in Action' explains how to distribute the application between the client and the server while retaining the integrity of the system. By Manning Publications. October 31, 2005
How to Develop Web Applications with Ajax: Part 2
Part one of this series discussed how to retrieve remote data from an XML file via JavaScript. This week, Jonathan Fenocchi processes that data in a more complex manner. As an example, he takes groups of XML data, separate individual segments and display those segments in different ways, depending on how they're identified. October 10, 2005
How to Develop Web Applications with Ajax: Part 1
In the past, Web applications were limited because a Web page had to be reloaded (or another page loaded in its place) in order for new data to be obtained. Recently, a new method, known as "Ajax" (Asynchronous Javascript and XML applications) asynchronously retrieves XML data via JavaScript. Ajax will allow you to take your Web applications to the next level.
Jakarta Commons Online Bookshelf: XML parsing with Digester. Part 1
Written for developers and architects, the Jakarta Commons Online Bookshelf is a collection of over twenty open-source Java tools ranging from logging, validation, bean utilities, and XML parsing. This book summarizes each component, provides expert explanations and hands-on examples of their use. By Manning Publications. May 3, 2005
Exploring XML
WebRef's XML Columnist. XML tutorials, how-tos, news and reviews are all featured.
Building Dynamic Pages with XML, XSL and JSP
Bob Rudis show us how to get started serving up dynamic Web pages by using XML, XSL, and JSP.
Following the XHTML Path
David Jenkins introduces XHTML - the next generation markup language that represents the path between HTML and XML.
Inside XSLT
Excerpts from the New Riders publication. Inside XSLT focuses on understanding, creating, and implementing XSLT (eXtensible Stylesheet Language Transformation) Stylesheets.
Professional XML Databases
Learn to make your B2B transactions more efficient and portable; migrate to XML from a database.
Professional XML Schemas
An introduction to XML Schemas, a powerful and flexible alternative to DTDs for the definition of XML documents.
Professional XML Web Services
This excerpt from the Wrox Press title discusses the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP): its elements, its support for data types, and how to transport SOAP messages from location to location.
XML: A Primer Book Review
In this book, St. Laurent offers a big picture view of XML, it's relationship to existing markup languages, and how XML will be used in the real world.
XML for ASP.NET Developers
This lengthy excerpt from Dan Wahlin's book offers a detailed description of the use of XSLT within ASP.NET.
X(ML) Marks the Spot
Leroyson Figueira introduces us to XML, one of the hottest topics in Web development today.
XML: Old Whines in New Battles
In the rush to learn, implement, and profit from XML, many of the questions being asked are the same ones which came up when HTML was new. Can we learn from the lessons of HTML and make the Web a more productive and reliable resource for providers and users alike? You decide. By Peter Flynn.
XML: To Be or Not B2B?
Mark Henry confronts the question of XML--is it all it's cracked up to be (or B2B, as the case may be).
XSLT Developer's Guide
Our excerpt from the McGraw-Hill title focuses on the practical uses of XSLT in an enterprise setting: which client browsers support the technology, and how it can be used for processing syndicated content and B2B exchanges.

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