November 25, 2003

How effective is 'Effective XML'?

Anonymous Reader writes "In this follow up to the rather excellent Processing XML with Java, Elliotte Rusty Harold promises 50 specific ways to improve your XML. Unlike the Java book, this one is aimed much more at the experienced practitioner. Effective XML assumes a good working knowledge of XML, this isn't a tutorial or a introductory text at all.

After an introduction in which he very clearly defines terms (element versus tag, document versus file etc), Harold dives straight in to deliver a set of best practices and guidelines to using XML in a manner that is both standards compliant and robust. However, the book has a very practical bias, and standards-purity is not seen as an end in itself."


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