I recommend the XML Black Book by Coriolis Technology Press. ISBN
1-57610-284-x. This book helped me understand a lot of the concepts behind
XML, it has a lot of examples, and is easy to understand. While it is
classified as Intermediate to Advanced, I feel that it helps newbies quite a
bit, it helped me!
----- Original Message -----
From: Melissa Kucbel-Saumier <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 1999 10:04 AM
Subject: Newbie is very confused...
> Hello everyone,
> I just subscribed to this list a month ago with the purpose of learning
> about XML. I tried to follow a few of the threads but, I have to admit,
> is way out of my league. I have some serious reading to do before I can
> profit from your discussions and, I hope, add my two cents.
> So here it goes: first, could someone point me towards the archives of the
> list. I'd like to go back and find references on my own. Second, how do I
> about learning XML? I know of many very interesting Web sites on the
> subject, but what I would really like to know are a few helpful titles of
> printed references. I would like the book(s) to cover:
> 1) an overview of XML, its origins
> 2) the tools I need to try this new language(?)
> 3) code samples so I can understand how it works
> 4) whatever other information would be useful...
> I would like to find a book that covers the basics and beyond. Not as
> as a "For dummies" book however...
> If this is not the right place to post my request, please let me know.
> I really appreciate the help and hope to be back soon with enough
> to follow you guys (and girls). Thanks!
> Mélissa Kucbel-Saumier
> Technical Publications - Eicon Technology