Logo         Community
  Trog
Services
The Company
Community
Columns
Your Account
Contact Us
 
 
XLink Basics
Looking for something new? Try XLink, hyperlinks on steroids.

| The Insomnia Cure |

To the uninitiated, XML can often seem more trouble than it's worth. There's the complex jargon, the fundamentally different design principles, the confusing array of technologies, each with its own unpronounceable acronym, and - probably the most annoying aspect - the long and convoluted specifications, most of which immediately induce drowsiness and deep sleep...

Once you've figured out the basics, though, and played with the tools a little - even if it's something as simple as marking up your to-do list and transforming it with XSLT - it quickly becomes obvious that this is a technology with tremendous potential. By providing a set of rules for data description, together with the technology necessary to transform and present this data, XML opens up whole new possibilities for better (read: more efficient) data interpretation, usage and exchange.

Now, while these applications are certainly not restricted to the Internet, the Web is still XML's most potent proving ground. And if XML is to succeed on the Web, it needs to find a way to incorporate the most fundamental construct of the wired universe - in fact, the very thing that makes the Web so powerful.

Links.

Luckily, you and I are not the only people in the room who've realized this. The guys who came up with XML know it too, and they've expended an enormous amount of time, energy and brainpower on coming up with a way to link XML data and documents together. It's called XLink, and it's easily one of the most interesting pieces of the XML jigsaw. Keep reading, and I'll tell you why.


How to do Everything with PHP & MySQL
How to do Everything with PHP & MySQL, the best-selling book by Melonfire, explains how to take full advantage of PHP's built-in support for MySQL and link the results of database queries to Web pages. You'll get full details on PHP programming and MySQL database development, and then you'll learn to use these two cutting-edge technologies together. Easy-to-follow sample applications include a PHP online shopping cart, a MySQL order tracking system, and a PHP/MySQL news publishing system.

Read more, or grab your copy now!


more like this print this article  next page
 
Search...
 
In trog...
Logging With PHP
Building A Quick-And-Dirty PHP/MySQL Publishing System
Output Buffering With PHP
Date/Time Processing With PHP
Creating Web Calendars With The PEAR Calendar Class
more...
 
In the hitg report...
Crime Scenes
Animal Attraction
Lord Of The Strings
more...
 
In boombox...
Patience - George Michael
Think Tank - Blur
My Private Nation - Train
more...
 
In colophon...
Hostage - Robert Crais
The Dead Heart - Douglas Kennedy
Right As Rain - George Pelecanos
more...
 
In cut!...
American Chai
The Core
Possession
more...
 
Find out how you can use this article on your own Web site!


Copyright © 1998-2014 Melonfire. All rights reserved
Terms and Conditions | Feedback