Update for the "Recommended Book List"

Simon North (north@Synopsys.COM)
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 11:32:10 +0001

I always wondered how you could recommend a book that didn't
exist, so here's the details to put the record right ... apologies if
this considered to be advertising.

James Tauber dropped out of writing "Teach Yourself XML in 21
Days" for Sams.Net months ago ... as did Sean McGrath and a
few others. After collaborating on "Presenting XML", also on the
recommended list (thanks guys), I caught the ball on this one
despite initially not wanting to be involved because I was afraid that
it would be impossible to write anything worthwhile within the style
of the series. I most certainly didn't want to see another 'dummies'

Anyway, with the intention of writing a mass appeal book without
trivialising XML, we've put together a practical guide to combining
XML with CSS, XSL, DSSSL (jade), MSDSO, the DOM, Omnimark
and IE5 and Mozilla to try and convince people that XML has

It's been an uphill struggle what with all the changes: XSL, IE5
releases and so on, but it's as up-to-date as I could make it and I'm
particularly proud of the DSSSL chapter (which relies on Fujitsu's
HyBrick package for display).

We (Paul Hermans of ProText in Belgium) will also be giving a one-
day tutorial at XML Europe '99 on displaying XML in IE5 and
Mozilla/Gecko/NGL which sources some of the book material.

Book details are:

Sams Teach Yourself XML In 21 Days
Author: Simon North
Retail Price: $29.99 US
Publisher: SAMS
ISBN: 1575213966
Publication Date: April 13, 1999

"Presenting XML", "Teach Yourself XML in 21 Days".
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