8.1 Understand XML
8.2 Oracle XML DB: Use XML in the Database
8.3 SQLX: Create XML from Data Stored in Oracle
8.4 Store XML in Oracle XML DB
8.5 Use Simple Queries
8.6 Create a Relational View from XML
8.7 Learn Programmatic Access Using XSLT
Before we begin to see how Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Oracle Database 10g work together, we need to look at why XML is important for us and why Oracle has included significant support for XML in the Oracle XML DB. This chapter will discuss what XML is and why it is important to our computer futures. Additionally, we will show you how Oracle can become an integral part of all of your solutions that need to use XML.