Unlike most other XML books on the market, the XML Bible covers XML not from
the perspective of a software developer, but rather that of a Web-page author. I
don’t spend a lot of time discussing BNF grammars or parsing element trees.
Instead, I show you how you can use XML and existing tools today to more
efficiently produce attractive, exciting, easy-to-use, easy-to-maintain Web sites
that keep your readers coming back for more.
This book is aimed directly at Web-site developers. I assume you want to use XML
to produce Web site
s that are difficult to impossible to create with raw HTML. You’ll
be amazed to discover that in conjunction with style sheets and a few free tools,
XML enables you to do things that previously required either custom software
costing hundreds to thousands of dollars per developer, or extensive knowledge
of programming languages like Perl. None of the software in this book will cost
you more than a few minutes of download time. None of the tricks require any