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Paul Prescod,Charles F. Goldfarb
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Pearson Education; 3 edition (November 2000)
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This book is an excellent starting point where you can learn and experiment with XML. As the inventor of SGML, Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb is one of the most respected authorities on structured information

This book is an excellent starting point where you can learn and experiment with XML. Goldfarb is one of the most respected authorities on structured information.

Now, Charles F. Goldfarb and Paul Prescod have updated their definitive, best-selling XML guidebook to. . Goldfarb and Paul Prescod have updated their definitive, best-selling XML guidebook to reflect the very latest innovations.

by. Goldfarb, Charles F; Prescod, Paul. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall. 2nd ed. External-identifier. urn:acs6:xmlhandbook00gold:pdf:2f8-adecc8963130 urn:acs6:xmlhandbook00gold:epub:72d-a82caa9c7791 urn:oclc:record:1036936369. University of Michigan.

by Charles F. Goldfarb, Paul Prescod. ISBN 9780130147141 (978-0-13-014714-1) Softcover, Pearson Education, 2000. The SGML Handbook: ISBN 9780198537373 (978-0-19-853737-3) Hardcover, Oxford University Press, 1991.

The XML Handbook book. The XML Handbook" is the definitive entry point to XML for Web t developers, managers, and programmers-but you needn't be a programmer to read it. Although XML, like HTML, is derived from SGML (which was invented by one of the authors), XML has so many more uses than HTML that an XML book must be much more than a markup tutorial.

Charles F. Goldfarb's All the XML Books in Printâ„¢. or nearly so. 387 Unique Titles Listed. But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.

Goldfarb, Charles F. and Prescod, Paul: The XML handbook, Prentice Hall, 1998. Proceedings of the 33rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii 2000. Lowe, Hall: Hypermedia and the Web-An Engineering Approach, Wiley, 1999.

69. Other books on XML. Index. It promised to provide universal data interchange, revolutionize publishing on the Web, and transform distributed computing.

*The definitive XML resource: applications, products, technologies, and tutorials! *Revised and enhanced Third Edition-latest standards and industry trends *Two CD-ROMs: 175 genuinely free software packages including the IBM alphaWorks suite-plus unique trialware, demos, examples, specs, and more *eXcelon Stylus *XSL Stylesheet Manager-FREE Trial *FREE XMLZip and ExeterXML Server from XMLSolutions *FREE Trial Version of XML Authority Schema Editor *Adobe FrameMaker+SGML-Free Tryout *CD-ROMs: 175 no-time-limit FREE packages *FREE TRIAL Arbortext Adept Editor LE *FREE Personal Version-Enigma Publishing Software This book is an excellent starting point where you can learn and experiment with XML. As the inventor of SGML, Dr. Charles F. Goldfarb is one of the most respected authorities on structured information. Charles and I share a common vision: that the most valuable asset for the user or for a corporation, namely the data, can be openly represented in a simple, flexible, and human-readable form. This vision can now be realized through XML. -From the Foreword by Jean Paoli, Microsoft XML architect and co-editor of the W3C XML specification The definitive resource for the Brave Ne
  • Pruster
One would have expected much more from the creator of SGML. As it stands, this book is a mere collection of "case studies" which in fact constitute little more than uncritical advertisement for the makers of fairly expensive products (all of which running on a popular proprietary operating system; some products running on competing platforms get a brief glimpse, but in no way as detailed as the above-mentionned). Why one is expected to pay dearly for such information is beyond me (although I did, by mail order... which further explains my frustration and disappointment). There is also the fact that the actual factual information there is (a very thin portion of the whole) is often presented in a rather infantile way which annoys more than it informs. Much more factual and useful information is readily available on the net.
It would not be so bad if Goldfarb's book wasn't so expensive. This further adds to the unpleasant impression that this book is an attempt at cashing in fast on the xml craze.
Any newcomer to xml will be MUCH better served with Bradley's book: very informative, factual, helpful and to the point.
  • MilsoN
Goldfarb and Prescod know their subject, as well as how to communicate their knowledge. They set the stage by providing a historical backdrop to the evolution of XML (Goldfarb was one of the original authors of IBM's GML and then SGML; Prescod is part of the W3C XML Working Group). The authors develop the notion of why the web needs XML. After these appetizers, they give you a tiny taste of XML (syntax), XSL (style), and XLL (linking). And then they start cooking! Application Stew -- roughly 25 chapters of specific, real-world examples from 14 sponsor companies, each with enough detail to give you a good flavor of the product (or freeware). All the technical details of XML, XSL, and XLL are presented at the _end_ of the book (perhaps so non-techies don't have to skip over 130 pages to get to the meat?). And for dessert, they serve up 55 freeware, shareware, or trial versions of XML applications, with links to their respective web sites. Goldfarb and Prescod's handbook ! should appeal to managers and programmers, as well as to web content developers. Excellent resource and true to its title!
  • Buge
The XML handbook starts out as an interesting and extremely well written book. It gives excellent background and presents the history and philosophy of XML in a fine and interesting manner - almost as good as a novel! Suddenly, it drops you and goes from page 110 - 720 describing products for you to buy that you have not even been presented a background for yet. The at page 720 the book starts again. This 990 page book ends up with 380 pages of book and 610 pages of commercials! This is preposterous! It's also a shame that what could and should have been a fine book sold itself cheaply - and expects the customer to pay the price. I'm sad for the authors.
  • Made-with-Love
A few years ago, I bought Dr Goldfarb's great "SGML Handbook". I thought "The XML Handbook" would be something similar.
The book contains, roughly, 100 pages of introduction to XML; 250 pages of tutorials on XML and its subcultures; and almost 600 pages of corporate presentations, of varying quality, on various aspects of XML application and implementation.
The introduction and tutorials, although good, didn't have the depth I was looking for.
The corporate bit addresses a very broad range of interesting issues, with varying levels of detail, but never enough to "solve the problem".
So for me, the signal-to-noise ratio was pretty low.
Let me give an example of a major gap in the book's coverage: I had hoped to gain much more insight into the relative merits of using attributes as against using element content; but I finished the book no wiser than when I started (other than having seen some examples where I disagreed with the approach taken).
The CD-ROMs didn't add much value, either: the web has moved on very rapidly.
To add to my disappointment, the production of the book is not of a high standard.
- The rendering of low-level headings leaves a lot to be desired (Ex: I looked at on page 480 for fully 30 seconds before understanding that it was a heading). So does that of block quotes, which appear to run on to the following paragraph.
- Many footnotes on a left-hand page with callouts on the previous page make reading a chore (Ex: fn #2 on pp 59 and 60). There is a general disdain for any attempt to keep figures on the same left-right page pair as their references.
- It might have been less irritating, too, to use a single numbering space for all Figures, Examples, Tables, and Spec Excerpts, rather than obliging the reader to work out the sometimes subtle difference between "Example 8-1" and "Figure 8-1".
This book, I understand from the Preface, was itself prepared using XML. Unfortunately, good markup for publishing is of little use without excellent rendering. I got a strong impression of unseemly haste to get the book out before getting the rendering up to scratch. So readability was badly crippled (unlike The SGML Handbook).
One last damn. So far, I've read the book just once. Although I'm kind to books, the cover is already dog-eared and de-laminating. It probably doesn't matter, because, in contrast to "The SGML Handbook", reading this book a second time won't add anything. That's another reason I think it wrong to call it a Handbook.
More in sorrow than in anger, then: two stars for Dr. Goldfarb, zero for Prentice-Hall.
"~buy this book to get an excellent overview of XML and its potential applicability to your web needs. very clear and easy read. worth taking the time to read and understand who, what, when, where, and why XML. the brush strokes are broad and provide reader with sound high level foundation and perspective."~ the perspective; but, you need the know how and are chomping at the bit to get into the doing part of actually solving your problem and getting to your solution, then this is not the book for you.