Laura Dawson: An Intro to StartWithXML

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Laura Dawson's presentation from StartWithXML London, on September 2nd, 2009.

"An Intro to StartWithXML: Brief explanation of XML & key terms."

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Laura Dawson: An Intro to StartWithXML

  1. 1. An Intro to StartWithXML<br />Some key terms and…acronyms!<br />
  2. 2. What the hell is XML?<br />eXtensibleMarkup Language<br />Okay, so what’s a markup language?<br />Think about your manuscripts after they get back from production – they’re all marked up<br />Those notations – Chapter Head, Table of Contents, Section Head, Illustration – comprise a markup language<br />XML is a type of markup language that identifies the structure of a document; it can also embed semantic (meaning) tags into a document<br />XML is a W3C standard<br />
  3. 3. Schema<br />Describes a type of XML document<br />Defines the content and structure of that type of document<br />Offers a high level view of that document<br />Validates the document – ensures that it conforms to the requirements of the schema<br />
  4. 4. DTD – Data Type Dictionary<br />DTD is a type of schema language<br />Defines the “building blocks” used in an XML document – elements, attributes, entities and notations<br />Validates the XML document to ensure it conforms to the DTD<br />
  5. 5. Style Sheet<br />Describes how an XML document will be rendered<br />Online<br />In print<br />On an iPhone or Blackberry<br />In a PDF<br />Different style sheets are needed for different renderings<br />
  6. 6. Wait, I’ve heard this before<br />ONIX is XML<br />RSS is XML<br />We use XML all the time – now it’s time to bring it to book publishing<br />

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