- XML Elements
- Generic Identifiers
- Some Rules for Naming Elements
- Storing the Data in XML
- Parsed Character Data
- Bypassing Parsing with CDATA
- When to Use Attributes
- Classifying Attributes: Attribute Types
- Attribute Rules
- Well-Formedness Rules
- Creating a Well-Formed XML Document
- The Basics of Validation
- How Do Applications Use XML?
- An Overview of XML Tools
- Additional Resources
Additional information regarding core XML as defined in the XML 1.0 Recommendation can be found in the following locations:
W3C XML Homepage (http://www.w3.org/XML/)
This site is the official W3C homepage for XML activity. It contains links to the official Recommendation, as well as papers and other resources for XML developers.
Extensible Markup Language (XML) Recommendation (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml)
This is the location of the official XML 1.0 Recommendation.
The Annotated XML Recommendation (http://www.xml.com/pub/a/axml/axmlintro.html)
This guide, authored by one of the editors of the 1.0 Recommendation, Tim Bray, is an excellent tool for helping understand the details of the Recommendation, as well as learning about why some choices were made in the development of XML.
Webmonkey XML Tutorial (http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/98/41/index1a.html?tw=authoring)
The Webmonkey tutorial provides a guide to learning XML geared toward Web authors and those who are very familiar with HTML.
A Technical Introduction to XML (http://www.xml.com/pub/a/98/10/guide0.html)
This guide from XML.com also serves as technical introduction to XML for Web-centric developers.