What is XML and Why Should You Care?

Deborah Aleyne Lapeyre B. Tommie Usdin

Administrivia [slide 1]
What is XML?
What XML Means [slide 2]
XML Works Through Tags [slide 3]
XML Documents [slide 4]
How XML works
An XML Document is a Sequence of Elements [slide 5]
Elements Contain Other Elements [slide 8]
Elements Identify Many Kinds of Content [slide 9]
Attributes Add Further Description [slide 10]
Who is Moving to XML and Why [slide 11]
XML Features Appeal to Business Needs [slide 12]
XML in Publishing
Why a Business Wants XML in Publishing [slide 13]
Reuse: Publisher’s View of an XML System [slide 14]
Ultimate Purpose of XML [slide 15]
Reusing Content [slide 16]
For the Printed Journal [slide 17]
For the Website [slide 18]
For an Abstracting/Indexing Service [slide 19]
Parts of an XML Application
Logical Components of an XML Application [slide 21]
Component 1: XML Document [slide 22]
Component 2: The Document Model [slide 23]
DTDs / Schemas Express Rules [slide 24]
Why Use a DTD or Schema? [slide 25]
To Share Information, Share the DTD / Schema [slide 26]
Current XML Modeling/Constraint Languages [slide 27]
Component 3: Formatting (and Behavior) [slide 28]
Remember What XML Looks Like Without Formatting [slide 29]
What We Would Like to See (Print or Screen) [slide 30]
XML Design Feature [slide 31]
Component 4: XML Transformation
XSLT for XML [slide 35]
Component 5: XML Repository [slide 36]
The Big News: XML DOES NOT DO ANYTHING! [slide 37]
The Good News: You Can Do XML and Benefit [slide 38]
Appendix: Where to Get More Information
The Source for XML and Related Information [slide 39]
General XML Information on the Web [slide 40]
Books on XML Concepts (Not So Technical) [slide 41]
XML Books We Recommend (More Technical) [slide 42]
Other Information Sources [slide 43]
Colophon [slide 44]