This list is not exhaustive, but aims to gives a combination of the best
and the most useful starting points from which to explore further.
- ZVON (http://www.zvon.org/) covers almost all aspects of XML with summaries,
examples, and links to specifications. See, especially the lists of referrals for an indication of what the busiest XML sites are, and the range of sites linking to ZVON over the last two weeks
- What Do XML Documents Look Like? (http://www.xml.com/pub/98/10/guide2.html) A good introduction to XML and DTDs
- XML FAQ (http://www.ucc.ie/xml/) With links to versions in Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Korean & Spanish, this poses and answers a wide range of questions from simple ("What is XML for?" to quite abstruse ("Is there a conformance test suite for XML processors?")
- Learn XML in 11.5 minutes (http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Peaks/5957/10minxml.html) if you only need to understand "well-formed"; "valid"; and basic DTD (links to annotated XML spec)
- XML Namespaces FAQ (http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/NamespacesFAQ.htm) 15 Sections showing just how simple namespaces are ...
- Schemas (http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/books/bible2/chapters/ch24.html) a chapter from the XML Bible
- XML Schema (http://www.xfront.com/xml-schema.html) Downloadable Windows MS Powerpoint presentations plus XSV, JRE1.1, exercises and examples
- XML Schemas: Best Practices (http://www.xfront.com/BestPractices.html) A set of guidelines collectively developed through a mailing list
- Microsoft provides good documentation for the latest versions of XML Schema and XSLT in the Help document for their XML Technology 4.0 preview. Unfortunately, you need to download a lot of other stuff to get at it...
- XSLT and Xpath (http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/books/bible2/chapters/ch17.html) a chapter from the XML Bible
- Quick ref (http://www.mulberrytech.com/quickref/index.html) Quick reference cards for XML, XSLT and XPath
- Xlink (http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/books/bible2/chapters/ch19.html) a chapter from the XML Bible
- Xpointer (http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/books/bible2/chapters/ch20.html) a chapter from the XML Bible
- XSLT (http://saxon.sourceforge.net/) documentation for SAXON is very good
- XSLT (http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/) Collection of detailed questions and answers on XSLT. Available in HTML, but you can also challenge your browser with the exact equivalent in pure XML with associated XSLT stylesheet
- SVG (http://www.adobe.com/SVG/tutorial/intro.html) Shows off much of SVG's capability. The links (http://www.adobe.com/svg/community/external.html) show off even more.
- FO (http://www.ibiblio.org/xml/books/bible2/chapters/ch18.html) a chapter from the XML Bible
- RDF (http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/01/24/rdf.html) introduces metadata
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Martin Laverty, 30th Jun 2002