Processing XML with MSXML

MSXML supports two basic APIs for processing XML: DOM and SAX (the Simple API for XML). Let's start with DOM.

MSXML and DOM

As I've mentioned, the DOM method involves parsing an XML document and loading it into a tree structure in memory. An XML document parsed via DOM is known as a DOM document (or just DOM, for short). Listing 8.9 presents a simple VB application that demonstrates parsing an XML document via DOM and querying it for a particular node set. (You can find the source code for this app in the CH08\domltest subfolder on the CD accompanying this book.)

Listing 8.9. A VB App That Processes an XML Document via DOM
 Private Sub Command1_Click() Dim bstrDoc As String bstrDoc = "<Songs> " & _ "<Song title='One ...

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