Screen-Cast: XML – Part One

Return to the RPFT Screen-Cast SeriesThis is the ninth screen-cast in a series on writing Recursive Pure Functional Transformations of XML. This screen-cast and the next screen-cast discuss the semantics of XML in detail. In order to discuss recursive pure functional transformations, it is necessary to understand the semantics of XML in depth. This screen-cast and the next one cover XML to the depths necessary to understand the markup in Open XML documents, and to understand writing recursive pure functional transformations of XML.

Many developers already have a comprehensive understanding of XML. If you are one of those developers, feel free to skip this screen-cast and the next one, and continue watching at the point in this screen-cast series where you are not familiar with the content. But if you are not absolutely clear on namespaces, syntax for namespaces, default namespace semantics, data-centric vs. document-centric XML, mixed content, and the XML infoset, you may enjoy these screen-casts on XML. This screen-cast covers more basic semantics of XML, while the next screen-cast dives deeper.