3.1. Introduction

In this chapter, we will examine the methods of processing XML documents. This foundation will be used throughout the book to assist us in developing higher-level XML processing functions for Enterprise Application Integration (EAI). It is also the most logical place to start a discussion on XML. Without understanding the following concepts, it will be difficult to exercise XML inside more complex business processes.

This chapter starts with an overview of the requirements for parsing XML documents. From there, we will explore some of the programmatic ways that parsed XML data can be accessed. At the end of this chapter, you will have an excellent understanding of how to build higher-level processes based on data formatted in ...

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