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Oracle Database 11g: Building Oracle XML DB Applications by Jinyu Wang

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Parsing Binary XML

Binary XML is an Oracle-defined XML format for storing and processing large XML documents.

The following are some basic concepts of the binary XML format:

Image  All XML element tags and attributes are tokenized in binary XML.Binary XML has an index table storing all XML element and attribute names (tokens), and their reference IDs (token IDs). In the document, all of the XML elements and attributes are referred to by the reference IDs. This reduces the XML document size, especially when long (normally meaningful) tag names are used for the XML element and attribute names.

  Binary is a pre-parsed format.XML parsing information is ...

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