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Is schema part of exam?

 
Karthik Guru
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hi all,
Needed some input. Is XML schema part of the exam?
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did someone have a look @ XML in a nutshell from oreilly?
I'm using it to prepare for the exam and i find it to be pretty good but it lacks coverage on schemas. XML bible looks intimidating (i mean the size).
Any comments?
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karthik.
 
Harry Prasad
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Hi Karthik,
I am planning to take the exam too. And I am facing the same problem as to which book to study from. Right now, I am studying from Java and XML. A bit outdated, but at least I am able to get a "taste" of the concepts. And regarding XML in a nutshell, here are some reviews of the book. I fear they are not encouraging enough!!
<a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0596000588/o/qid=991647635/sr=2-1/026-3761794-2594025">Review of the Book</a>
All the best,
Hari
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Yes, you can expect quite a few questions based on XML Schema in the exam. One of the popular questions has been the differences between Schema and DTD( in terms of their strengths and weakness ).
Java and XML by O'Reilly is pretty good, however it has not been updated since its first version. A lot of things have changed since then which makes the book slightly outdated.
For resources about Schema, I would start from the w3.org Schema page. Even the xml101.com has some good Schema stuff. If you have never written an XML, it is time that you start playing with it. Try to represent the same structural constraints both in DTD and Schema. Nothing beats the comfort level you gain from experimenting
Good luck,
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Sun Certified Programmer for the Java�2 Platform.
IBM Certified Developer - XML and Related Technologies, V1.
 
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Regarding Shemas, I found these articles very interesting:
XML Schemas: Best Practice http://www.xfront.com/BestPracticesHomepage.html
Comparative Analysis of Six XML Schema Languages. http://www.cobase.cs.ucla.edu/tech-docs/dongwon/ucla-200008.html
The last article is probably too much for the exam , because non-standard Shemas are not on onbjectives, but it has very nice detailed table comparing DTD and W3C XML Shema.
And do not forget that you will get much more questions on DTD than on Shema...
 
Karthik Guru
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thanks. ajit, mapraputa i guess i shall use the nutshell book and
refer to the xml sites for schema related stuff.
As she pointed out , from the sample questions i found that there are lots of DTD related stuff in the exam.
Looks like we really need to be good at recognizing the syntax.
rgds,
karthik.
 
Ashu Sharma
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Map is great at puting up useful URL's must be doing lot of surfing :-).
These URL are very helpful
keep it up Map
 
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