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paula zahn
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Hi there,
Iam preparing for this certification for the past 1 month.(6 hrs/day) I went thr all the topics except XSLT.But i am not getting that satisfaction.
Since i didnt start to read XSLT i couldnt attend all the questions.
Do u think may be that's the reason?
If i read one chapter from one website i felt confident in that chapter, by reading the same chapter in different website i felt "iam not ready yet i dont think i can face the exam"
Do anyone have this problem?
What is the problem with me?
Do i have to change the way of preparation?
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
thanks.
 
Jayadev Pulaparty
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This is my little suggestion based on my experiences. Try to read the entire topic from a single (original) source (website/hardcopy or whatever) and try to find out new and different things in the other resources on the same topic not available in the original source.
A good place for your xslt would be
www.zvon.org
followed by
http://www.perfectxml.com/TipsXSLT.asp
One more important thing you have to do is practice the concepts by working with examples.
 
paula zahn
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Thanks Jaydev,
I will try to follow ur suggestions.
can u tell me few websites/books for DOM other than w3schools & w3.org.
One more question is where can i find good explanations with examples for general/parameter entities.I want to learn more abt that.
Thanks for ur time.
 
Jayadev Pulaparty
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Please follow this thread for DOM. The IBM tutorial gives a very good introduction.
http://www.coderanch.com/t/146641/po/certification/over-DOM
Coming to general/parameter entities, i followed xml bible for that. They were pretty clearly explained.
 
Dan Drillich
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You can also read about entities at -
ftp://ftp.prenhall.com/pub/esm/sample_chapters/engineering_computer_science/deitel/xml-htp_1e/pdf/xml-htp_06.pdf
 
Andles Jurgen
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xslt is a funny one. The best way to truly get to grips with xslt and not get that nagging "do i really understand it?" feeling is to get inside the head of the XSLT processor and think EXACTLY like it thinks. This is the only way the penny will drop. And if your thinking along procedural lines - snap out of it!
My opinion is that XSLT is simple - and like a book I read somewhere said "has a large Aha factor" wen the penny finally drops.
I would have sat the exam weeks ago if it were not for xslt!!! It just clicked the other day though.
Andles
 
Andles Jurgen
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By the way - the other thing to do is make sure you understand XPath axes - write heaps of demos that point to all parts and nodes of a document. Make sure you can pick any portion of a document and get its value. I made a small xml file and picked it to bits this way just to get it drummed into my head how all these axes work.
Make sure you always know the current context and remember that it changes sometimes within a template - like inside for-each blocks.
Andles.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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