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   Re: [xml-dev] XML in the alleged Real World

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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/	


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