"This issue of Troubleshooting Professional Magazine is
organized as a tutorial. It's takes you through all aspects of
beginning level XML, well into the intermediate level. I strongly
recommend you go through this tutorial in the order it's written.
That means going down this page through the "Learning from the
Masters: How Dia Uses XML" article, then go down the "XML Java
Coding Exercises" page, and then come back to this page and
continue where you left off. Everywhere necessary, there are links
to point you in the right direction."
"The coding exercises are all in Java. My research indicates
Java has the most mature support for XML. Once you download Xerces
from the Apache Foundation and install it, these exercises work on
a Linux box with Java installed. Java is the most straightforward
way I could offer coding exercises...."
"Rest assured, though, if you're a Perl, Python or C++ person,
everything you learn in this tutorial will apply to XML in your
language of choice. In every exercise, I used only calls defined in
the DOM and SAX specifications. I used no "native Javaisms" to