Media praise for XML Pocket Reference

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"[Consumers] will find the fine 'pocket references' produced by O'Reilly to be compact and affordable."
-- James Cox, The Computer Shelf: Midwest Book Review

"Sometimes all you need is a quick introduction to the topic, and you're off. When this book came out, I used it extensively to get more familiar with XML. It's small, but like Mima always used to say 'good things come in small packages.'"
--Jennifer Kyrnin, About.com, Dec 10, 2002

"I found the book to be most helpful and sits beside me as I work on my computer. The book provides practical examples and then fully explains using those example's line-by-line in most cases. Overviews provide well-rounded understanding as the reader proceeds. The book's index is extensive and most helpfulc If you are learning about other technologies that incorporate XML, I strongly recommend this book as a companion during your reading, learning, and understanding its uses. Rating: 9.5 out of 10" --Donald W. Lawson, sd.znet.com/, Oct. 18, 2000

"Sometimes all you need is a quick introduction to the topic and you're off. When this book came out, I used it extensively to get more familiar with XML. It's small, but like Mima always used to say, "good things come in small packages." One of the nicest things in this small book, is that it is geared with the former HTML developer in mind. This book is not just a pocket reference, it's a good quick introduction to XML. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who knows no programming or markup languages, but if you have a general idea of how programming works, you can learn to use XML with this small book." --Jennifer Kyrnin, Focus on HTML/XML

From 1st Edition:

"Even hot dog Web coders proficient in XML need a little refresher once in a while. Although some portions of XML are still very fluid, the handy XML Pocket Reference offers quick access to the syntax and usage rules of this next-generation language." --Stephen W Plain, Amazon.com, March 2000