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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Summary

XML is the fundamental technology that underpins everything else in Web services. Of paramount importance to the XML suite of technologies is XML Schema, which provides a meta-level description of XML content. XML Schema can, in the simplest sense, be thought of as a means of dictating the format and content of XML documents. However, XML Schema's real power lies in the fact it can be used as a platform independent type description language, where XML documents are then used to transport data in accordance with those type descriptions.

XML technology is already well supported in terms of standard tools. In particular, the XML tools introduced here are widely available across platforms. While the specifics of using most XML tools may vary ...

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