As a registered member of Search400.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter 1 of XML for eServer i5 and iSeries written by Steve Bos and David Morris and published by MC Press. " XML: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?" provides an introduction to XML and introduces you to some ways in which you can use XML on your iSeries platform to exchange information and create Web applications.
In this book, you will learn about Extensible Markup Language (XML), but with an IBM eServer i5/iSeries twist. XML is a format specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to describe structured data and facilitate the exchange of data between computer applications. As the power of this SGML derivative continues to reveal itself to the industry, so does the realization of its immense potential. An incredibly versatile language, XML can adapt to any programming language and any platform, including the i5/iSeries.
XML for eServer i5 and iSeries first introduces you to the basics, essential for any developer to build a solid foundation. In simple, straightforward style, the authors define XML syntax through the use of elements and attributes. Then, they teach you how an XML structure and data can be enforced through the use of DTDs and schemas. Once you've mastered the basic concepts, the book dives into more advanced topics.
Later chapters discuss the amazing range of XML, including Web services, XML security, and programming with DOM and SAX parsers as well as XSL. Each of these topics includes i5/iSeries-specific information that can be easily incorporated into your environment. After reading these chapters, you will be well along in your ability to select the appropriate XML technology to address specific workflow needs.
Finally, the book introduces the various products that use XML. These i5/iSeries applications showcase the extreme versatility of this language and reveal how the platform can be leveraged to new heights. XML truly is a language without boundaries.
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