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1) good security reference for group; 2) XML Schema question

 
Robert Glover
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I just started reading Elliotte Rusty Harold's book "Effective XML: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your XML" and was delighted to discover that item 48 is entitled, "Verify Documents with XML Digital Signitures" (19 pages long) and item 49 is entitled, "Hide Confidential Data with XML Encryption" (7 pages long).
As you surely know, those two topics are covered on the XML exam.

On another subject, I finished reading today the chapter on XML Schema in Elliotte Rusty Harold's book "XML Bible". I was somewhat staggered by the complexities and subtleties of XML Schema especially regarding namespaces. Specifically: "import", "ref", "include", "noNamespaceSchemaLocation", "SchemaLocation", and using "XLINK" in an XML Schema.
My question is, does the exam require complete mastery of that aspect of XML Schema? Also, what about a question such as how to define an attribute in an element that has text but no child elements... the solution is bafflingly convoluted to implement so I was wondering if knowing that kind of question is the level of depth required to pass the XML Schema portion of the exam.
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Originally posted by Robert Glover:
I just started reading Elliotte Rusty Harold's book "Effective XML: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your XML" and was delighted to discover that item 48 is entitled, "Verify Documents with XML Digital Signitures" (19 pages long) and item 49 is entitled, "Hide Confidential Data with XML Encryption" (7 pages long).
As you surely know, those two topics are covered on the XML exam.


Also dont forget to go through teh articles on XML security found at IBM Developer works web site

You dont have to relaly know in depth abt XMl Security !! Very few people in fact have got questions from Security ..and if they have just 1 or 2 at teh maximum


On another subject, I finished reading today the chapter on XML Schema in Elliotte Rusty Harold's book "XML Bible". I was somewhat staggered by the complexities and subtleties of XML Schema especially regarding namespaces. Specifically: "import", "ref", "include", "noNamespaceSchemaLocation", "SchemaLocation", and using "XLINK" in an XML Schema.
My question is, does the exam require complete mastery of that aspect of XML Schema? Also, what about a question such as how to define an attribute in an element that has text but no child elements... the solution is bafflingly convoluted to implement so I was wondering if knowing that kind of question is the level of depth required to pass the XML Schema portion of the exam.


Most of teh questions in the XML exam are based on XML schema !!! ..Even though you dont have to be an EXPERT in XML schema you have to concentrate more on this particular topic more than the others ..


And you would surely have to know XML schema to answer such type of questions (define an attribute in an element that has text but no child elements)

So mabe a knowledge of XMl schema atleast in teh intermediate level is required not if expert !!!

I feel that a seprate book on schema is not neccessary for preparinbg for the exam !!! The tutorials I found at w3schools.org are the best tutorials taht you can find on XML schema ..I found them more than sufficient to do well in the exam for questiuons based on XML xchema

Hope this helps

Good luck for the exam
[ August 02, 2004: Message edited by: Hari Vignesh Padmanaban ]
 
Dhiren Joshi
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For security this is a good site http://java.boot.by/wsd-guide/ch08.html#c8s1. IMHO you need only this much knowldege at most. The questions are very simple.
I got one very simple questions in it .. .
So dont spend too much time on security . U need very basic knowledge in it for this test.

XML Schema u need to be pretty thorough. I liked zvon XML Schema tutorial.
They cover all subtilities and also show good simple examples.

http://zvon.org/xxl/XMLSchemaTutorial/Output/series.html.

I also went through w3schools site given by Hari.


HTH
Dhiren
 
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