This page points to a number of tutorials generally called "XXX for the Impatient", where XXX is the name of an XML technology or an XML vocabulary. A careful reading of any of the following tutorials should not take more than half an hour. After this, the reader should be able to use right away the XML technology or XML vocabulary explained in the tutorial.
HTML5 as an alternative to DITA and DocBook
Creating and publishing large, modular, advanced technical documentation in (X)HTML5+CSS is certainly possible, but only if you choose the right tool for that. Web Help. EPUB. PDF. XHTML5 source.
DocBook Assemblies and Topics for the Impatient
Everything you need to learn to start creating DocBook 5.1 new
topicelements. EPUB. PDF. DocBook 5.1 source.
DITA for the Impatient
A comprehensive DITA tutorial. EPUB. PDF. DITA source.
Alternate DITA bookmap and the corresponding Web Help, PDF.
MathML Presentation Markup for the Impatient
A short tutorial about MathML 2.0 Presentation Markup. Everything you need to learn to add equations to your DocBook, DITA or XHTML documents. EPUB. PDF. DocBook 5 source.
XQuery Update for the Impatient
A quick introduction to the XQuery Update Facility. EPUB. PDF. DocBook 5 source.
XQuery Full-Text for the impatient
A quick introduction to XQuery and XPath Full Text 1.0. EPUB. PDF. DocBook 4 source.
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