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Microsoft® SQL Server 2005: Changing the Paradigm (SQL Server 2005 Public Beta Edition) by Scalability Experts, Inc.

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Chapter 10. XML and Web Services Support in SQL Server 2005

IN THIS CHAPTER

XML Primer

The xml Data Type

FOR XML Enhancements

Native XML Web Services Support

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a set of guidelines for describing structured data in plain text. These guidelines are defined as a specification by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C; www.w3.org), the body that sets the standards for the Web. Because of its textual nature, XML has been widely adopted as a platform-independent format for data representation. Some of the current applications of XML include exchange of data over the Internet, application integration, content management and document publishing, use as configuration files, news/weblog syndication (RSS), and use as ...

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