Simon St.Laurent and Robert Biggar
McGraw-Hill - $49.99
Although HTML got its start as a tool for distributing scientific papers, scientists, mathematicians, and other members of that original target audience have received fairly little from HTML's more recent development. The Extensible Markup Language (XML) and a number of key supporting standards promise to improve this situtation by giving scientists and technologists an even more powerful set of tools, however. XML allows the creation and standardization of domain-specific vocabularies (described in Document Type Definitions, or DTDs), making it easy to develop precisely-defined shared standards for exchanging information.
Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical provides a guide to XML with a sharp focus on scientific and technical applications of this new technology. In addition to XML itself, MathML, a core W3C standard that can be used in many fields, receives extended coverage. The second half of Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical explores emerging XML standards and tools in a number of fields, including biology, chemistry, astronomy, library science, and meteorology. The conclusion explains what developers will need to do in order to create their own applications of XML, and provides a guide to integrating XML with current information architectures and practices.
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