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DB2 9 for Developers by Philip K. Gunning

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Chapter 3. XML Evolution and Revolution

This chapter describes the origin and evolution of Extensible Markup Language (XML) and discusses the reasoning behind the need for a hybrid DB2 data server and native XML data type. We’ll review some fundamental XML terminology that is essential for understanding, implementing, and supporting DB2 9 XML implementations. You’ll also get an overview of the basic XML components and learn how XML, XPath, XQuery, and the native DB2 XML data type are integrated into DB2 9.

XML Introduction and Historical Perspective

I first became interested in XML in 1998. I learned of the language by reading journals and associated literature. Through that and my own experiences, I realized XML had huge capabilities for improving ...

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