CHAPTER 5XML

In this chapter, you will learn about:

• XML data

• Storing XML

• Retrieving XML

We only see a little of the ocean,A few miles distance from the rocky shore;But oh! out there beyond-beyond the eye's horizonThere's more-there's more.We only see a little of God's loving,A few rich treasures from his mighty store;But oh! out there beyond-beyond our life's horizonThere's more-there's more.

—Unknown

Though it's composed of only three short letters—XML—don't be fooled. There is a lot to the topic of Extensible Markup Language (XML). While reading several of Dr. Michael Rys's XML papers on Microsoft's site, I came across a line that stuck with me. I may be paraphrasing, but the message was, "Don't try to learn it all, it simply isn't ...

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