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What is the one XML book you just love?

 
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I passed my java cert in March 2001. I spent most on my time going through Bruce Eckel's 'Thinking in Java'.
I also went through 'Core Java - Vol 1, fundamentals' and 'The complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide', BUT I spent most of my time with 'Thinking in Java'. His writing style is clear and amusing and pretty much to the point. The book was loaded with end-of-the-chapter questions and full of examples. All in all, I had very few problems with this book.
Does anyone feel strongly about a XML book out there? Did anyone make a similarly strong connection with a XML out there? If so, what are their titles?
Thanks in advance,
Tim Grotenhuis
 
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My favourites -
Java and XMLby Brett McLaughlin and Mike Loukides. Published by O'Reilly Associates.

Professional XML Databases by Kevin Williams, et al. Published by Wrox press.
If I had to choose one book, I'd pick the Java and XML by Bret.
 
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I'd vote for Java and XML as a general book, too. For XSLT, the top book is XSLT Programmers Reference by Michael Kay from Wrox.
 
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I am really fond of my XML Pocket Reference by Robert Eckstein, published by O'Reilly. It has earned a place on my (physical) desktop, along with Hip Pocket Guide to HTML 4.
The monster WROX books are toooooo bulky for daily use.
Java and XML is good for the Java angle but if I have a Java question I dive into the Javadocs for JAXP.
Bill
 
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I have a feeling that my favorite XML book is not written yet Cannot say that I really love any book I read. If to talk about books, I did not read I like Neil Bradley�s �The XML companion� Looks like the author tries to explain why things are the way they are, which is not always obvious with XML. But again, I did not read this book, so I cannot recommend it.
However (to hijack this thread ) I have a favorite "online book" � XML-Deviant. Perhaps because this book is still being written
 
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I loved "XSLT Reference" by Micheal Kay.
I have also read some article from him. He is an excellant writer.
Sanjay
 
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