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.NET Web Services: Architecture and Implementation by Keith Ballinger

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Chapter 8. Data and Format: XML and XML Schemas

If you are already comfortable with XML, then the material in this chapter may be familiar to you. In that case, I would recommend skimming the first two sections, as some of the vocabulary introduced there may be new to you (although the concepts might not). The programming sections demonstrate how to use the .NET Framework's XML tools for manipulating XML documents, as well as schemas, which are covered at the end of the chapter. This chapter also covers how XML works, as well as two very important and related specifications for XML: Namespaces in XML and XML Schemas.

The Meta-Language

XML is an acronym that means eXtensible Markup Language. But this is a little misleading. XML is in fact a meta-language, ...

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