Chapter 5. Processing XML

XML is one of the key technologies underpinning the Microsoft .NET Framework. In fact, XML is a significant feature in almost all recent environments and frameworks, including later versions of Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE). Due to its flexibility, XML is applied in many ways and at many levels. At higher levels, business data can be represented in an XML format, as can business concepts such as workflows between organizations. At lower levels, XML can be used as a convenient format for application configuration information and component metadata. Also, XML provides the packaging and structure that make Web services possible. It’s no surprise, then, that the processing and manipulation of XML is well supported within ...

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