On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 10:15:10PM -0000, Michael Beddow wrote:
> The best overview I know of the problems and possibilities in this area
> is Liam Quin's "Open Source XML Database Toolkit" (Wiley), and if you
> don't know that text, I recommend that you study it before going any
> further, so that you'll get a clearer sense of the terrain ahead of you.
Many thanks for mentioning my book :-)
> Be warned though, it's not a "cookbook"; or if it is, it's a lot more
> like Elizabeth David than Delia Smith (apologies to people who aren't
> into UK cookery writers, but it would take too long to explain...)
I am afraid I didn't get to choose the title.
When I started writing it, I planned something much more recipe-like,
though, listing specific tools and showing how to use them. But in
the open source world software changes very rapidly, and the book
would have had a 6-month shelf life... considering it took over a
year to write, that'd be bad...
The main failing, I think now, is that the book doesn't cover XSLT.
Liam Quin - XML Core staff contact, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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Author, Open Source XML Database Toolkit, Wiley August 2000
Co-author: The XML Specification Guide, Wiley 1999; Mastering XML, Sybex 2001