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XML: A Primer

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) provides powerful new tools for Web design and data interchange. XML combines syntactic strictness (no more missing tags!) with incredible flexibility, allowing designers and programmers to move beyond HTML's limited capabilities and create reusable documents. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is building its future markup specifications around XML, and many other organizations are taking advantage of XML's ability to create standards for document and data markup.

XML is a radically simplified subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), but this book assumes no previous knowledge of SGML. Web designers who have a basic grasp of HTML should be able to read this book and find the information they need presented in plain English. XML syntax is demonstrated with clear examples that combine simplicity with usability.

The third edition has been substantially reorganized and revised to help developers find the parts of XML they need faster.

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XML: A Primer (2nd Edition) is available in French as Introduction au XML and in Danish as XML i teori og praksis (ISBN 87-571-2281-4). XML: A Primer (1st Edition) is also available in a Korean translation (ISBN 898160019-8) from Powerbook Publishing. The Japanese edition of the first edition, published by Nikkei Business Publications, has ISBN 4-8222-9110-3. An Italian edition, XML: Il basi, is published by Tecniche Nuove, and has ISBN 88-481-0773-7.