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Secure XML: The New Syntax for Signatures and Encryption by Kitty Niles, Donald E. Eastlake

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Part II: XML Basics

Chapters 3 through 8 go into XML and some standards built on basic XML in considerable depth. Depending on how familiar you are with XML and how deeply you want to get into the subject, you may be able to skip or skim much of Part II. You can always refer back to it if you run into a question later in this book.

Chapter 3 offers some general background on XML and XML Namespaces, except for DTDs (which are covered in Chapter 4). Namespaces permit mixing XML for different sources by qualifying the names that appear.

Chapter 5 focuses on XML schemas. Both DTDs and schemas are means of specifying the allowed syntax of an application. DTDs, which were part of the original definition of XML, are covered in great depth. Schemas, ...

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