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Oracle Database 10g: A Beginner's Guide by Michael Corey, Michael Abbey, Ian Abramson

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CRITICAL SKILL 8.1

Understand XML

Most of you have visited countless web sites, have navigated to the menu bar at the top of a browser screen, and then selected View | Source. At this point, guess what you are looking at—html or hypertext markup language. As html became more and more popular, the most brilliant minds decided to extend the power of the language. They were specifically interested in designing a way to enhance HTML’s functionality with a set of user-defined tags. A tag is simply a keyword bound by greater-than signs, less-than signs, and a specially placed forward slash. The following listing shows a few sample tags in html; the tags themselves are bolded.

<h1> Welcome to my level one header </h1>
<b> I like to bold text too, do ...

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