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New elements in HTML 5: Structure and semantics
HTML 5 introduces new elements to HTML for the first time since the last millennium. New structural elements include aside, figure, and section. New inline elements include time, meter, and progress. New embedding elements include video and audio. New interactive elements include details, datagrid, and command.
Turn SQL into XML with PHP: Easily convert the results of a database query into an XML document
Ever wished for an easy way to transform SQL result sets into XML? It's a PEAR package named XML_Query2XML, and it provides a comprehensive framework to efficiently turn the results of a database query into a customizable XML document. This article introduces the package, and demonstrates useful real-world applications, including using it with XSL and XPath, combining it with data from external Web services, and creating database dump files.
Simplify Ajax development with jQuery: Discover how easy Ajax and DOM scripting can be
iPhone development with PHP and XML: Develop custom applications for the iPhone
The Apple iPhone is the hottest new device on the market. Discover how you can develop an application for it using your existing Web tools.
A simple SOAP client: A general-purpose Java SOAP client
This article describes a simple, general purpose SOAP client in Java that uses no specialized SOAP libraries. Instead of creating the SOAP request XML document for you under the hood, this client lets you create your own request with any XML editor (or text editor). Instead of merely giving you the remote method's return values, the client shows you the actual SOAP response XML document. The short Java program shows exactly what SOAP is all about: opening up an HTTP connection, sending the appropriate XML to invoke a remote method, and then reading the XML response returned by the server.
The 15-minute PHP-with-XML starter: Learn how PHP5 vastly improves your work with XML in PHP
This first article of a three-part series introduces PHP5's XML implementation and helps those relatively new to using XML with PHP to read, parse, and manipulate, and write a short and uncomplicated XML file using the DOM and SimpleXML in a PHP environment.
Tip: Convert Excel data to XML: Extract data from the popular spreadsheet program
Believe it or not, not every document is originally written in XML. In this tip, Benoit Marchal explains how to unlock data from Excel files to process them in XML, and examines the pros and cons of different solutions.
The Java XPath API: Querying XML from Java programs
XPath expressions are much easier to write than detailed Document Object Model (DOM) navigation code. When you need to extract information from an XML document, the quickest and simplest way is to embed an XPath expression inside your Java™ program. Java 5 introduces the javax.xml.xpath package, an XML object-model independent library for querying documents with XPath.
Ajax RSS reader: Use Ajax to build an RSS reader
Rich Ajax slide shows with DHTML and XML: Create dynamic HTML effects using Ajax