Re: Question about Michael Kay's book
>I'm thinking of buying the book. I'm wondering, from those who already have, >whether it has an MS tilt or is entirely OS agnostic. As a reference to the XSLT language (and Xpath of course), you won't beat it. I bought both first and second editions, and will be near the front of the queue for the third. It not bad as a tutorial either - good introductory material and lots of *useful* examples, without messing up on the primary aim of being a reference work. Rank beginners might need some extra help, depends on your learning style. The index? The second edition is much better - adequate for the purpose though I guess some folk can point out things that are missing. Not a reason to go elsewhere. As to product info: excellent from the point of view of deciding which products to take a closer look at. When you *use* a particular product, use the docs that come with it. I use Saxon a lot, but have never looked in the book for Saxon-specifics: its not what the book is for. IMO the trouble with product specific books is that they are at least one of (a) out of date before they come of the press (b) put together in so much of a hurry they contain far to many mistakes (c) a thinly disguised rehash of what comes with the product anyway -- bad examples suffer from (b) also. Buy!! Regards, Trevor Nash -- Traditional training & distance learning, Consultancy by email Melvaig Software Engineering Limited voice: +44 (0) 1445 771 271 email: tcn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
PURCHASE STYLUS STUDIO ONLINE TODAY!
Purchasing Stylus Studio from our online shop is Easy, Secure and Value Priced!
Download The World's Best XML IDE!
Accelerate XML development with our award-winning XML IDE - Download a free trial today!
Subscribe in XML format