Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Extensible Markup Language: links for dummies

a) http://www.jqjacobs.net/web/xml/xml_basics.html

This page provides users with a simplistic description of XML, its function within the realm of other internet technologies, its design goals as well as an in-depth description of XML documents, elements, and attributes and values. The site also provides links to more advanced related topics for further understanding.

b) http://www.ucc.ie/xml/#acro

This site is organized with subtitles in question format. XML is described as it relates to other markup languages such as SGML and HTML. The site explains the importance of XML as a technological development, provides recommendations for further investigation, and includes an organized table of contents for easier navigation.

c) http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid26_gci213404,00.html

This site is presented in paragraph format and both defines/describes XML and its relationship to other markup languages. The site uses examples to faciulitate easier understanding of subject matter and provides recommendations for further investigation.

d) http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLAndDatabases.htm

This site provides both a simple synopsis and more advanced description of XML. Extensible Markup language is described as it relates to documents and databases, and similarities and differences between these items are provided. This site includes a useful table of contents, and gives the user the option of either simply investigating XML or tackling more complex subject matter. The site also provides helpful diagrams, such as maps and the layout of a webpage as it is written in markup language. The user may also choose to view the page in a variety of languages.

3 Comments:

Blogger Erin Haggett said...

I thought that the second website listed was the best. The question and answer format was easy to follow and understand. As well, the was a lot of information for both beginners and those who are already familiar with XML. It seemed to cover a wider range of information that the other sites. I would definitely come back to this site if I wanted to learn more about XML

Erin Haggett

January 25, 2005 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger lesdeugo said...

Ablett: I found that the first site you provided was the most helpful for a beginner like me. I did the same topic (XML) and your site selection actually helped me understand my selections more. Your descriptions of the site were accurate, and its obvious that you are great at finding good sites!
From: Lesley Deugo

January 25, 2005 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger katie said...

The descriptions of each website associate with Extended Markup Language provided are very detailed and accurate in telling exactly how the websites are set up and what information is given within each site. I feel that the best and most appropriate website on the list for those of us who are unclear as to what exactly XML is and how it works is the website: http://www.ucc.ie/xml/#acro
I feel as though this site is very clear to surf through and easy to read. It answers practically any question one would have regarded XML as well as anything else that could be closely related to XML. It is a very useful website and the definitions are very concise and clear.
Another positive aspect of this website that you chose is that the links given within the site are very useful and help guide the reader upward and onward through this site and other sites pertaining to similar subjects, in case they would like to learn more. Overall, this website is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of Extended Markup Language.

Katie Gordon

January 25, 2005 at 10:27 AM  

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