About XML and Web Services

Everyone’s been talking about .NET and XML Web Services lately, to the extent that I think a lot of developers new to XML think that XML and Web Services are synonymous. I’d like to make it very clear that this just isn’t so.

Web Services could not exist without XML, but there’s a whole lot more to XML than just SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI. While XML does provide the basic syntax for all the Web Services standards, it also has its own unique set of features that can be used in many interesting ways, from data interchange to web site content management.

While some books purport to teach XML in .NET, they all seem to skimp on the basics of XML processing. I hope this volume fills that gap.

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