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This book is a comprehensive reference for using XML technologies with ASP .NET for structured development of websites. It’s divided into two sections: the first explains the use of XML at the browserand the second explains its usage along with
ASP.NET and databases on the server side (Web server and database server).

The first section discusses XML, XSLT and XML tools with Visual Studio .NET and .NET SDK. XML schemas and their usage with .NET are dealt with in depth. The second section covers Microsoft XML parser (MSXML parser), the System.Xml namespace (that provides classes for XML-related development) and Web services. An eye-catching chapter in this section is that on XML support in MS SQL Server 2000. Besides talking about the base XML capabilities of SQL

Server, it also discusses advanced XML features provided by the SQLXML 3.0 service pack for SQL Server. 

Snapshot

Authors: Kirk Evans, Ashwin Kamanna, Joel Mueller 
Pages: 822
Publisher: Pearson Education, Delhi. Tel: 2146067. 
E-mail: sales@pearsoned.co.in

The book winds up with two chapters on developing full-fledged applications: XML-based Web page builder tool and mobile device programming. These put in use the concepts learnt in the previous chapters. Though the first chapter gives a glimpse on XML, the book does not talk about ASP .NET from ground up. So, it’s not a guide for beginners of XML and ASP .NET. It would’ve been nice if the book came with a CD containing useful software like the .NET SDK, MSXML Parser and SQLXML 3.0 service pack. It’s definitely among the comprehensive ones on XML with
ASP.NET.

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