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Beginning ASP.NET 3.5 in C# 2008: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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19.7. The Last Word

Now that your tour of XML and ASP.NET is drawing to a close, you should have a basic understanding of what XML is, how it looks, and why you might use it in a web page. XML represents a new tool for breaking down the barriers between businesses and platforms—it's nothing less than a universal model for storing and communicating all types of information.

XML on its own is a remarkable innovation. However, to get the most out of XML, you need to embrace other standards that allow you to validate XML, transform it, and search it for specific information. The .NET Framework provides classes for all these tasks in the namespaces under the System.Xml branch. To continue your exploration, start with a comprehensive review of XML ...

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