O'reilly's 2nd edition of "Learning XML" is quite good. It can be accessed online through safari, which you have to pay for. Scott -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Kevin Stevens Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 5:31 PM To: Evolt Subject: [thelist] Learning XML I bought a book to teach me XML ages ago and have just got around to reading it. I, very naively, thought it would be a piece of cake, I'm 10 pages in and I realise I am very wrong. I still want to have a go at learning it, but because of the age of the book (maybe a couple of years) most of the links to things I need don't work. So I guess I'm asking a couple of things... 1. The book says I need Java installed on my machine and refers to a "Java Development Kit (JDK)" to be found at javasoft.com. I couldn't find this at all, seems to be out of date, so does anyone know what has replaced it? 2. I would quite like an idiots guide to XML on the web as a second reference. I have looked through Google and found several, but none really suit my needs. Can anyone recommend any sites that they have found useful? TIA Kevin Stevens kjs at ratking.co.uk -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !