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

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CRITICAL SKILL 8.2

Oracle XML DB: Use XML in the Database

XML is quickly being adopted as the data transport mechanism on the information highway—it is a W3C-endorsed standard markup language for documents. W3C stands for World Wide Web Consortium, an organization of approximately 400 members. They represent both public and private sectors, whose goal is to develop interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) for the World Wide Web. The following is an example XML document, leveraging the power of custom tags:

<?xml version="1.0"?> <book isbn="0078822424" > <publisher>"OsborneMcGraw-Hill"</publisher> <title>Oracle Data Warehousing: The Practical Guide to Building a Data Warehouse</title> <author>Michael Abbey</author> ...

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