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Applied XML Programming for Microsoft® .NET by Dino Esposito

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From MSXML to .NET Framework Classes

Prior to the advent of the .NET Framework, managing XML in the Microsoft world meant using the COM-based MSXML, now available in version 4.0, SP1. It goes without saying that Microsoft is still strongly committed to supporting XML the COM way, although this does not necessarily mean that we are going to have an MSXML 5.0 anytime soon. However, MSXML 4.0 represents an excellent parser for the Windows platform and has been updated to support W3C final recommendations for the XML Schema.

COM and .NET Framework XML Core Services

The first difference between MSXML and .NET Framework XML core classes that catches the eye is the fact that while MSXML supports XMLDOM and SAX parsers, the .NET Framework supplies ...

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