The best book I have found on XML is
XML in Action Microsoft Press. Geared for the IT web developer though.
From: Peter Flynn [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Saturday, July 03, 1999 12:52 AM
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Subject: Re: RULES
> Would anyone know where I can find a concise copy of the XML
> I've read Tim Bray's Annotated one, but I'm looking for something that's a
> little more in...well, layman's terms, basically. Thanks in advance.
This is a bit like asking Einstein to provide simpler sums :-)
I'm afraid it's going to be a bit technical no matter what you do: it's
a technical specification and there's a limit to how non-technical you
can make it :-)
The problem with any spec is that to keep it short, you have to use
terms with special meanings which people in the field will already
understand. This means that a non-technical one would have to explain
a large amount of things longhand, so a layman's version would be quite
a lot longer than the W3C spec.
You will probably get more mileage out of buying a beginner's book on
XML, as they are aimed at explaining it simply and clearly (but you see
what I mean about length :-)