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  1. #1
    Aaron Guest

    Where to start



    Hi XML,

    XML has always intimidated me --I do not know where to start and how to start.
    I have been using HTML, JavaScript past 4 years and CSS from the past year
    and they were a breeze to learn and practice for me.

    With XML I am confused what tools and resources I need to program in it,
    where I can get it, or even what exactly it is.

    It is my hope that here in this newsgroup some of you will be able to point
    me in the right direction. Can you suggest me a good book, online tutorial,
    a location where I can download tools.

    Thanks in advance,
    Aaron

  2. #2
    Pat-Reek Guest

    Re: Where to start


    I liked "XML in Action", William J. Pardi, Microsoft Press, for getting my
    feet wet; takes away that fear factor, and shows you it's just another language.
    Caveat(a); Very MicroSoft-Centric, including writing to their MSXML tools,
    but technically friendly. Caveat (b); What you can do with it today is a
    lot more than what you could do with it when this was written. XML is still
    very much in the Jules Verne "In 100 years, people will fly to the moon -
    riding on sausages!" stage - everyone is conjecturing(??), testing, and implementing.
    Also, download Cocoon from xml.apache.org, and follow their install case
    (to the letter!) and then play around with their examples, and then XML Spy
    Trial Version (An Outstanding editor) and then you'll be cutting-edge!

    Patrick N.

    "Aaron " <aaronsansy@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >Hi XML,
    >
    >XML has always intimidated me --I do not know where to start and how to

    start.
    >I have been using HTML, JavaScript past 4 years and CSS from the past year
    >and they were a breeze to learn and practice for me.
    >
    >With XML I am confused what tools and resources I need to program in it,
    >where I can get it, or even what exactly it is.
    >
    >It is my hope that here in this newsgroup some of you will be able to point
    >me in the right direction. Can you suggest me a good book, online tutorial,
    >a location where I can download tools.
    >
    >Thanks in advance,
    >Aaron



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