Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to the DOM, part of XML Essential Training.
…In the previous chapter, we saw how to define our first…XML document, and then use CSS to give the XML an appearance.…The CSS approach though has some downsides.…First, there's no way to re-order the XML content using CSS.…And, in fact, some people would argue that CSS shouldn't even be used for that.…It's just used to give tags and appearance.…The second problem is that,…if you have an XML tag that has meaning.…And you want to take an XML tag, and based upon its value, perform some functions.…
CSS doesn't really give you a good way of doing that.…It's just away of styling the appearance of the XML data.…And there are certainly certain circumstances…where that's going to work just fine.…In this chapter however, we'll see how to…use something called DOM or Document Object Model to…perform really fine level control over XML content in web pages.…The Document Object Model is a standard set…of APIs or functions for working with document content.…It's platform, browser, and language neutral.…
The examples I'll be showing you here use Java Script in a…
- What is XML?
- The advantages and drawbacks of XML
- Proper XML syntax
- Working with namespaces
- Styling XML tags with CSS
- Extracting and manipulating data
- Taking XPath and XSLT for a spin
- Creating document type definitions and schema definitions
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. How Developers Use XML
Real-world examples of XML6m 21s
3. Basic Rules of XML
4. Starting to Work with XML
5. Using the DOM to Manipulate XML
6. XML and XPath
7. XML and XSLT
8. XSLT Examples
9. Creating Document Type Definitions (DTDs)
10. Creating XML Schema Definitions
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