Chapter 5. Native XML databases

This chapter covers

  • Building native XML database applications
  • Using XML standards to accelerate application development
  • Design and validate documents with XML schemas
  • Extending XQuery with custom modules

The value of a standard is proportional to the square of the number of systems that use it.

rephrasing of Metcalfe’s law and the network effect as applied to standards

Have you ever wanted to perform a query on the information in a web page, a Microsoft Word document, or an Open Office presentation? Just think, if you have links in an HTML page, wouldn’t it be nice to run a query to validate that all the links are working? All of these document types have a common property referred to as mixed content ...

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