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From Mark Lundquist>
Subject Re: essential reading
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2004 15:16:15 GMT

On Apr 1, 2004, at 6:13 AM, Antonio Gallardo wrote:

> jacques couzteau dijo:
>> <..snip..>My goal is to get a quickstart at developing my own wepapps 
>> using XSLT
>> and a posgreSQL and get the important stuff right from the beginning.
> Beginning XSLT from Jeni Tenninson is a excelent book to start from 
> cero
> in the XSLT world: ASIN 1861005946

I have that book too, and I refer to it often (but it is probably time 
for me to graduate to the Michael Kay book).  JT's book is built in one 
of my least favorite ways — inductive teaching by way of a book-length 
example application.  So each point is developed in relation to some 
problem that needs to be solved as the example is developed, which is 
great if you have time to actually sit down and read the thing through 
cover-to-cover.  It's hard to just drop in at any point, because you 
have to stop and get your bearings by pulling together enough context 
to figure out what she's illustrating.  But the actual explanations are 
both lucid and accessible, which I think is what keeps me coming back 
to it!  So I'd second that recommendation :-)

> <..snip> Of course the 2.0 features can be used in 2.1 too.

...but of course they might be deprecated or destined for it.  Or there 
might be a better way in 2.1...

> The Lajos book is very good is you are looking to work with XSP.

Case in point :-)... why would someone starting from scratch want to 
use XSP?  He said he wanted to "get the important stuff right from the 
beginning..." :-)

~ mark

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