12. XML and RSS


In this chapter you’ll learn:

• To mark up data using XML.

• How XML namespaces help provide unique XML element and attribute names.

• To create DTDs and schemas for specifying and validating the structure of an XML document.

• To create and use simple XSL style sheets to render XML document data.

• To retrieve and manipulate XML data programmatically using JavaScript.

• RSS and how to programmatically apply an XSL transformation to an RSS document using JavaScript.

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.—Hal Borland

Like everything metaphysical, the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.—Ludwig Wittgenstein

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