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Pro SQL Server 2008 XML by Michael Coles

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Chapter 1. Enter XML

Welcome to Pro SQL Server 2008 XML. This book will cover the basics and advanced topics of SQL Server–based XML development, including a review of legacy XML support in prior versions of SQL Server, and a discussion of new features introduced in SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. Throughout this book I will discuss the implementation of several advanced XML standards via SQL Server, including XPath, XQuery, XSLT, XML Schema, and XML DML. I will also provide coverage of other advanced XML-related topics, like SQLCLR and client-side .NET XML capabilities and Microsoft's .NET LINQ to XML technology.

Throughout this book, I will provide step-by-step code samples to demonstrate the concepts presented. All samples are designed ...

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