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Special Edition Using XML, Second Edition by - et al. David Gulbransen

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XML and Repositories—Introduction to XML Repositories

In previous chapters, you learned how XML documents are used for a number of various purposes. This chapter focuses on how XML structures can be stored and the facilities that make this storage useful. This chapter further discusses the strengths of XML as a data source for information storage.

XML is used for structuring messages that are exchanged between machines or for producing content that is read or used by humans in some way. XML also describes and organizes information. Naturally, that information has to come from somewhere. The XML content is stored or produced dynamically from a repository.

The mechanisms for storing XML documents have been broken up into a few categories. These ...

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