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Applied XML Programming for Microsoft® .NET by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 1. The .NET XML Parsing Model

XML is certainly a hot topic in the software community these days. As you read this, probably a thousand or more IT managers are giving presentations that include XML in one way or another. In fact, it’s becoming almost redundant to emphasize the effect that the use of XML can have on applications.

Today, XML is a natural element of all forms of programming life, just as water, sun, and minerals are fundamental resources for every human being. To take full advantage of XML, applications need some infrastructure built into the operating system or into the underlying software platform. Normally, an XML infrastructure takes the form of tools that provide for parsing, document validation, schema design, and ...

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