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XML in Data Management by M. David Allen, Peter Aiken

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XML from the Builder’s Perspective: Using XML to Support DM

Chapter Overview

We use this chapter to present an overview of how XML works and how it has been used to support DM from the system builder’s perspective. We also want to introduce some concepts that are specific to XML, and are used repeatedly in XML-based solutions. We will start by introducing XML terminology and the structural characteristics of XML. We will then outline the basic XML “ground rules” about how the documents are structured. We will not spend much time on the actual structure and syn-tax of XML documents since that is a topic very capably handled by a number of other texts. * We will, however, provide a set of basic characteristics of XML documents, and point out ...

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