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CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1. It's Elemental, My Dear Watson Markup Minihistory Picking Up the Pieces Extensible Markup Syntax Characters and Content Structured Documents Elements The Root Element Container Elements Attributes Empty Elements Mixed Content Entities Comments Character Data Sections The XML Declaration Processing Instructions Well-Formed Documents Putting it All Together All in the Family Valid Documents Document Type Definition Schemas Namespaces Stylesheets XHTML Browsers and Viewing X Whatever Libraries' Strategic Opportunity Chapter 2. "The Nice Thing About Standards..." Getting Started What's in a Name(space)? I Need Some (XML) Validation! DTDs (Document Type Definitions) XML Schemas (W3C) Relax NG (OASIS) Where Do I Go From Here? XPath XLink XPointer Doing it With Style(sheets) Getting Started XSLT Stylesheets XSL FO Stylesheets Cascasding Style Sheets (CSS) Conclusion Chapter 3. In the Scheme of Things Schema Development Library Information in Context Open Content Open Libraries? Think Globally, Act Locally Bibliographic and Authority Records MARC: The Ultimate Crazy Quilt? Excessive Encoding and Control Fields Date Inconsistency Intra- and Inter-Format Redundancy Mingling Data Elements and their Attributes Relationship Dispersion and Irregularity Extreme Coding Complexity Transitional Character Set Other Limitations AACR: Fixity Versus Fluidity? Identity Crisis: Identifying and Delineating Bibliographic Resources Building Better Relationships Literal Transcription, or Bibliographic Management? World Wide Cataloging Pre-Coordination Et Cetera, Etcetera, Etc. XOBIS: Simplicity without Sacrifice? The Changing Environment Structural Overview of XOBIS Chapter 4. XML Tools: What Do You Want to Do Today? Open Source Solutions XML Editors: Mark It Up! Notepad JEdit XMLOperator BitFlux Editor XML eXchaNGeR (XNGR) XML Transformers: The Changing Face of XML Saxon Cocoon and Xalan Kawa and Qexo XML Browsers: Not Just Another Pretty Face Mozilla/Netscape Amaya Conclusion Chapter 5. The Future is Now: Trends and Possibilities Trends and Future Standards XInclude XForms Scalable Vector Graphics Docbook VoiceXML OpenOffice, AbiWord, and Microsoft Office XML Possibilities Transitional E-Journals List Updating MARC with MARCUTL Maintaining PubMed LinkOuts MARC to XOBIS in 2003 and Beyond Conclusion
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: XML (Document markup language)Libraries Data processing, Cataloging Data processing, Digital libraries