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At 07:45 PM 3/24/2002 -0700, Mike Brown wrote:
>A lot of general XML books, in fact most all of the ones that I've seen, rush
>right into examples. And when I was starting to use XML and XSLT 3 years ago,
>the only widely available XML books I could find glossed over important
>fundamental concepts, or didn't cover them at all.
That's a very difficult balance to reach. I'm currently working on a book
on the techniques used in Modularization of XHTML. To learn it *properly*
you really do need a strong background in the fundamental concepts of XML.
However, to not lose the reader audience, examples and demonstration that
this knowledge is something worth having (beyond it's academic value) is
I write to how I want to learn -- which includes most of the "whys" then
following up with the "hows". So far it's been a successful format for me,
but not all authors and publishers agree with the approach.
Ann Navarro, WebGeek Inc.
What's on my mind? http://www.snorf.net/blog/