Chapter 2. Designing XML Data and Applications

This chapter looks at several design issues in the world of XML documents. Sometimes you might get involved in the design of a specific format for your XML documents and you will find that the design decisions made at this point can have a big impact on how your application processes XML. Therefore, this is the first stage of XML application design. In many other cases, the format of the XML documents that you need to process may have already been designed and decided by the time you get involved. Many vertical industries and consortia define specific XML Schemas to standardize the XML document formats that are used to exchange and process information within a particular industry. Some ...

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