April 22, 2004

Review of 'XML Handbook'

TBR writes "Given the importance of structure in XML, and the fact that Charles Goldfarb was one of the fathers of it through his work with SGML, it's a real surprise that this book is so poorly structured. It's a great big sprawl of a book which lacks a coherent structure and ultimately proves to be a disappointment.

With 69 chapters organised into 24 sections, it would seem that just about everything XML ought to be covered. A quick glance at the table of contents would suggest that all is in order, most areas are covered, including XPath, XSL, XSLT, VoiceXML, EDI and a whole lot more. However, the coverage is patchy, with a lot of repetition and material stretched across different sections and chapters rather than handled in depth in one place.

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