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John McDonald
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Hellow Web Gurus,
I tried to take a Web Services class, the adviser requires me to take XML as prerequisite but is not available for this semester. Is any good recommendation would you suggest? I knew basic XML and DTD. But what is the essential part of XML that I have to master? SOAP, XSL, XSLT, etc? Any jumpstart or quick learning reference book?
Also, I have heard that SAX and DOM become out of date. There is new way of parsing XML using XML Bean from Weblogic, or some freebie from some coster web site? Any recommendation or suggest to speed up the XML learning for web services is greatly appreicated. Thank you very much.
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The definitive XML book is Harold's "Processing XML with Java."
Anybody who says SAX and DOM are out of date is trying to sell you a bridge.
There are various toolkits that simplify creating Java objects from XML, but they all use SAX or DOM somewhere, and won't help you understand whats going on in a Web Service.
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John McDonald
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Originally posted by William Brogden:
The definitive XML book is Harold's "Processing XML with Java."
Anybody who says SAX and DOM are out of date is trying to sell you a bridge.
There are various toolkits that simplify creating Java objects from XML, but they all use SAX or DOM somewhere, and won't help you understand whats going on in a Web Service.
Bill

Thanks Bill. You are so resourceful. His book gonna keep me busy for a while. I agree with your comment but are you familiar with XMLBean or the alike? It is sure enough that under the hood, its implementation is SAX or DOM technique. It just saves us a lot of trouble when trying to use SAX and DOM parser. I used to use those two in my j2ee projects. I am glad to have opportunity talk to the author for opinion. I appreciate it.
John
[ January 20, 2004: Message edited by: John McDonald ]
 
Jim Baiter
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BEA invented XMLBeans and they have a bunch of free docs on their site. Try starting with this link
 
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