Native XMLType storage is essential to XML DB operations. Let’s start by learning a few key details about it.
As a native XML object, XMLType only stores well-formed XML documents or XML fragments. The following is an example XML document (john_smith.xml):
<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“UTF-8”?>
<contact xmlns=“http://xmlbook.com/sample/contact.xsd” id=“1”>
In the XML document, there are a set of tags (or markups), such as <contact> ...