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At 2002-05-12 15:25 -0700, Tim Bray wrote:
>Steve Muench wrote:
>>I realize it's a little passe' to promote your own book,
>>but my "Building Oracle XML Applications" book from
>>O'Reilly is contains everything you need to know about
>>XML, Namespaces, XPath, XSLT, and deep coverage and
>>examples about how to use the Oracle XML technologies
>>and Oracle database together.
>FWIW, the flood of XML books continues at such an extreme and unmanageable 
>pase that I would find it a positive benefits if their authors would 
>insert brief plugs here so we can get a feeling for what's weighing down 
>all those shelf-feet at your local emporium. -Tim

Thanks for suggesting this, Tim ... my books are XSL-related, one on 
XSLT/XPath and one on XSLFO.

For weighing down shelf-feet, paper renditions of these electronically 
published books have been (for one) and will be (by the end of this year 
for the other) available (note this title was published using XSLFO to 
create the camera-ready copy):

   Definitive XSLT and XPath
   First Edition - 2001-12-10 - ISBN 0-13-065196-6
   Copyright (c) 2002 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   Prentice Hall PTR - 393 pages
   (a print-only rendition of the Ninth Edition of
    Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath;
    this does not qualify for free electronic updates)
   Sample: http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/links/dxx-sample.htm

I cannot offer the free updates to customers of the paper renditions as I 
can for customers of the following electronic editions (note the electronic 
rendition of XSLT/XPath is already newer than the paper rendition above):

   Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath
   (XSL Transformations and the XML Path Language)
   Tenth Edition - 2001-12-06 - ISBN 1-894049-08-X
   Copyright (c) 2001 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   / 394 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
   /           / soft-copy of included examples, and an
   /           / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
   /           / Free 140-page download preview excerpt.

   Practical Formatting Using XSLFO
   (Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects)
   Second Edition - 2002-04-05 - ISBN 1-894049-09-8
   Copyright (c) 2002 Crane Softwrights Ltd.
   / 361 Pages / Subscription price includes free updates,
   /           / soft-copy of included examples, and an
   /           / accessible rendition and 10 PDF renditions.
   /           / Free 175-page download preview excerpt.

Note that since all of the content is authored in XML, we are able to 
produce many renditions, including an accessible rendition specifically 
designed for screen readers.

The freely-downloadable previews have the full text of the first two 
chapters and all annexes, and the introductory text from all other chapters.

Information and previews are available on our web site noted below.

........... Ken

Upcoming: 3-days XSLT/XPath and/or 2-days XSLFO: June 17-21, 2002
-       : 3-days XML Information Modeling: July 31-August 2, 2002

G. Ken Holman                mailto:gkholman@CraneSoftwrights.com
Crane Softwrights Ltd.         http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/x/
Box 266, Kars, Ontario CANADA K0A-2E0 +1(613)489-0999 (Fax:-0995)
ISBN 0-13-065196-6                      Definitive XSLT and XPath
ISBN 1-894049-08-X  Practical Transformation Using XSLT and XPath
ISBN 1-894049-07-1               Practical Formatting Using XSLFO
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