Originally posted by JohnDoe: Looking for opinions on XML & XSL books. What one's to buy and which one's to stay away from. Any feeback would be greatly appreciated.
I used "XML In Action" by Pardi (Microsoft Press) for a class. I didn't like it very much. Obviously, it was Microsoft-centric, but it was not organized as well as I would have liked. I like the XML Bible and the XML and Java books.
Didnt really like the Wrox book...although it attempts to cover a lot, it masquerades its true identity... a book trying to be a comprehensive guide to cutting edge technology, but really only providing lists of proposed standard XML terminology, which, while interesting and insightful, was written too early. In other words, it was written early in '98 before a lot of standards it talks about have been codified. It meanders pleasantly enough through topics, but fails to unify and simplify what is really going on. In general I like Wrox publications, but this one seemed to jump the gun and maybe there were too many authors? 8-o