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Real World XML by Steven Holzner

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Chapter 10. Understanding Java

In Chapter 7, “Handling XML Documents with JavaScript,” and Chapter 8, “XML and Data Binding,” we saw how to work with XML and JavaScript in Internet Explorer. However, JavaScript is a relatively lightweight language, and most serious XML programming does not take place in browsers such as Internet Explorer. Today, the most common way of handling XML in code is to use Java. Working with XML by using Java has become a central XML topic, and no XML book can ignore this connection. This book is designed to assume no more knowledge than HTML, so this chapter provides a painless introduction to Java. Java itself is a huge topic, but the Java we'll use in the coming chapters is limited; it turns out that we can get all ...

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