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Programming Microsoft® LINQ in Microsoft .NET Framework 4 by Paolo Pialorsi and Marco Russo

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Chapter 12. LINQ to XML: Managing the XML Infoset

Since it became available on February 10, 1998, XML has been broadly supported and used. Today, every development framework supports XML and its related specifications, such as the following:

  • XML Schema Definition (XSD) Defines the structure of XML documents.

  • Extensible Stylesheet Language for Transformations (XSLT) Transforms XML documents from one schema to another.

  • XPath and XQuery Searches and traverses XML contents.

  • Document Object Model (DOM) Manages in-memory representations of XML documents.

  • Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) services Achieves platform interoperability using well-defined and interoperable XML messages.

  • XML Infoset Represents XML content as a set of information items, such as ...

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