XML Pocket Reference

Errata for XML Pocket Reference

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page INDEX

Removed entry for xml:attribute attribute. Added p.22 to entry for xml:attributes attribute.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2000
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Page 1
2nd paragraph

Sentence 3: "... who started the W3C working group responsbile for ..." now reads: "... who started the W3C working group responsible for ..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 5
Example 1. simple.xml

has been renamed: Example 1. sample.xml

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 10
Line 4 from top

removed the extra "the" from "and the the <OReilly:Price> ..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 12
code

The lines xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl/FO"> xmlns:OReilly="http://www.oreilly.com/"> now read xmlns:fo="http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xsl/FO" xmlns:OReilly="http://www.oreilly.com/">

Anonymous    Dec 01, 2000
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Page 16
under <!DOCTYPE>

[name] URI-of-DTD> now reads: ["name"] "URI_of_DTD">

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 18
1st paragraph

Text did read: "Note that you may not use entity references inside a CDATA marked section, as they will not be expanded" now reads: "Note that entity references inside a CDATA marked section will not be expanded."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 20
3rd paragraph of xml:lang

Change the path in the reference from http://ds0.internic.net/rfc/rfc1766.txt to http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/docs/rfc/rfc1766.txt

Anonymous   
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Page 22
under xml:attributes

Changed all instances of "xml: attribute" to "xml:attributes" (4 occurrences) 1st sentence under Entity References now reads: "Entity references are used as substitutions for specific characters (or any string substitution) in XML."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 23
Last paragraph

3rd sentence did read: "...adheres to the specifications outlined by its DTD" now reads: "...adheres to the XML specifications and the rules outlined by its DTD" 4th sentence did read: "...which adheres to the XML syntax rules" now reads: "...which adheres only to the XML syntax rules"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 24
4th paragraph, 1st sentence

changed "both other tags" to "both other valid tags"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 26

Added the following to end of the paragraph under "Multiple Elements" that begins "This DTD states that either a <title> element..." and ends with "...not considered valid": "You can, however, use a recurrence operator to allow such an element to appear more than once. Let's talk about that now."

Anonymous    Feb 01, 2000
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Page 32
Table 3

Title of 1st column is now "Modifier" Table 4: Title of 1st column is now "Type"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 33
ID and IDREF: would be useful to point out that IDs must

start with a letter, and can only contain (I believe) letters, digits, underscore. Insert the following sentence after "...as IDs and ID references." "These types must start with a letter and can only contain letters, digits, and underscores."

Anonymous   
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Page 33
1st paragraph

Added the following to the end of the 1st sentence: ", although it must adhere to the same rules as the PCDATA tag."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 34
Last paragraph

1st sentence now reads: "The attribute type ENTITY allows you to exploit..."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 50
last paragraph

The paragraph states that "The <xsl:number> element has three primary attributes that can be set: count, level, and format." This line should read "...four primary attributes that can be set: count, level, from, and format." This is supported by the discussion of the "from" attribute on page 52.

Anonymous   
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Page 57
Code samples

<xsl:template match="section"/> ... </xsl:template> now reads: <xsl:template match="section"> ... </xsl:template> (2 occurrences)

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 70
<xsl:value-of>

In line 2 of description, <xsl:value> now reads <xsl:value-of>

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 83
Bottom of page

Deleted the following parenthetical comment: "(In this case, that simply means the following paragraph)."

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000
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Page 93
example at bottom of page

these sites <references xml:link="extended" inline="true"> should be <references xml:link="extended" inline="true"> these sites (Swap the lines.)

Anonymous   
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Page 94
2nd paragraph from bottom

"Links on the extended link element itself are:" now reads: "Attributes on the extended link element itself are:" Last paragraph, line 3: "ftrue" now reads "true"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2000