Forward by Jean Paoli, Microsoft XML Architect and co-editor of the W3C XML specification
CD-ROM with 60-day full-function free trial of Microsoft® InfoPath™
(Imprint: Prentice Hall PTR)
Series: The Charles F. Goldfarb Definitive XML Series
Paperback (First Edition) - 570 pages
Publication Date: December 29, 2003
Author: Charles F. Goldfarb and Priscilla Walmsley
Microsoft Office 2003 Professional Edition has finally brought XML to the rest of us. Thanks to its native support for custom XML schemas, developers can use the world's most popular office suite as a smart client and XML editor for business integration, content management, and Web services. This book shows you step-by-step how to tap Office's XML power for your own applications.
Meet the Office family members and see how they use XML in several information sharing scenarios. It's all in Chapter 3, which you can download here (838KB) for your personal use.
CHARLES F. GOLDFARB is the father of XML Technology. He invented SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language on which both XML and HTML are based. He is also co-author of Charles F.Goldfarb's XML Handbook, now in its Fifth Edition with more than 100,000 copies in print in six languages.
PRISCILLA WALMSLEY is a developer of the XML Schema Recommendation on which Office 2003's XML support is built. She is a consultant specializing in XML architecture and data management, a power user of Microsoft Office, and the author of Definitive XML Schema.
From the Foreword by Jean Paoli, Microsoft XML architect and co-editor of the W3C XML specification
XML enabled the transfer of information from server to server and server to client, even in cross-platform environments. But the desktop, where documents are created and analyzed by millions of information workers, could not easily participate. Business-critical information was locked inside data storage systems or individual documents, forcing companies to adopt inefficient and duplicative business processes.
This is a book on re-inventing the way millions of people write and interact with documents. It succeeds in communicating the novel underlying vision of Office 2003 XML while focusing on task-oriented, hands-on skills for using the product.
Desktop XML affects every Office Professional Edition user!
It transforms millions of desktop computers from mere word processors into rich clients for Web services, editing front-ends for XML content management systems, and portals for XML-based application integration.
And this book shows you how to benefit from it. You'll learn exactly what XML can do for you, and you'll master its key concepts, all in the context of the Office products you already know and use.
With 200 tested and working code and markup examples and over 150 screenshots and illustrations from the actual shipped product (not betas), you'll see step by step how:
BONUS XML SKILLS SECTION! All the XML expertise you'll need, adapted for Office 2003 users from the best-selling Charles F.Goldfarb's XML Handbook, Fifth Edition: the XML language, XML Schema, XPath, XSLT, Web services ...and more!
|Preface||What do you give the software that has everything?||xxi|
|Foreword||by Jean Paoli, Microsoft Office XML Architect||xxvi|
|Part 1||Introducing Desktop XML||2|
|Chapter 1||Desktop XML: The reason why||4|
|Chapter 2||XML concepts for Office users||20|
|Chapter 3||XML in Office||44|
|Part 2||Working with XML in Office||58|
|Chapter 4||Creating and editing XML documents||60|
|Chapter 5||Rendering and presenting XML documents||86|
|Chapter 6||Using external XML data in documents||114|
|Chapter 7||Using XML data in spreadsheets||132|
|Chapter 8||Using Web services with spreadsheets||160|
|Chapter 9||Designing and using forms||180|
|Chapter 10||Using scripts with forms||226|
|Chapter 11||Using secondary data sources with forms||250|
|Chapter 12||Access databases and XML||266|
|Chapter 13||Publishing XML to the Web with FrontPage||294|
|Chapter 14||Developing Office XML applications||318|
|Part 3||XML Tutorials||348|
|Chapter 15||The XML language||350|
|Chapter 17||XPath primer||384|
|Chapter 18||XSL Transformations (XSLT)||392|
|Chapter 19||Web services introduction||414|
|Chapter 20||XML Jargon Demystifier™||428|
|Chapter 22||XML Schema (XSDL)||466|
|Chapter 23||Web services technologies||484|
|Chapter 24||XML Path Language (XPath)||498|
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