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Is there an order to read the Specs ?

 
Madhav Lakkapragada
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Just curious if there is an "preferred" order to read the specs, now that I know I have to read the specs for XML, XSD, XPath, XLink, XPointer, XSL, XSLT, FO ?
I have pretty good knowledge of XML/XSL/XSLT. I am okay with XPath, I think. :roll:
Any suggestions, please?
Thanks.
- madhav..........using 1.0 Specs still!
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Here's what I did. I have tried to group together the topics keeping in view the continuity of subject matter.
Group 1
  • XML
  • DOM - all levels, in the order 1,2,3
  • XML Schema


  • Group 2
  • XSL and XSLT
  • XPath
    Group 3[list]
  • XMLQuery
  • XLink


  • Group 4
  • SOAP/XMLP ( You can ignore XMLP completely )
  • Web Services


  • Group 5
  • XMLSignature
  • XML Encryption


  • Hope that helps.
     
    Madhav Lakkapragada
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    DOM - all levels, in the order 1,2,3

    What do you mean all levels
    The exam only uses DOM2, right?
    Or is DOM 1 a pre-requisite for DOM2 ?
    Thanks for your help, Ajith.
    - madhav
     
    Ajith Kallambella
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    Yes, for the test you are only required to know level 1 and 2. Level 1 is a prerequisite for level 2 since the latter specs builds on the former. You may opt to completely ignore level 3.
    I forgot to mention SAX. Although it is not a W3 spec(yet), SAX2.0 is important for the test. A good starting point will be http://www.saxproject.org/ . Focus on the concepts, not implementation. You will need to understand the fundamental differences between DOM and SAX. You should be in a position to figure out when and if SAX will be used given a scenario.
    Good luck!
     
    Madhav Lakkapragada
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    Thanks, Ajith.
    Stay tuned, I am sure you will hear a lot more from me.
    - madhav
     
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