IN THIS CHAPTER
SQL Server first planted its Extensible Markup Language (XML) roots with the introduction of the
FOR XML and
OPENXML keywords in SQL Server 2000, right around the time XML was growing in popularity as a markup format with seemingly unlimited uses.
With the release of SQL Server 2005, the bar has clearly been raised for XML support in relational databases.
XML and relational data may coexist side-by-side and are more interchangeable than ever, ...