Chapter 5

Web Development

Though still in its infancy, XML has significantly affected Web page design and deployment. XML brought about a new approach to Web development by encouraging developers to separate content from presentation. This chapter will dive into the new Web paradigm. We will begin with a discussion of the history of Web programming before moving on to discuss how savvy Web developers can use XML to solve practical problems that plague traditional Web page design. Finally we will use the technologies that we learn in this chapter to build a real-world Web site.