Chapter 19

Working with XML Data

Key Skills & Concepts

Images    Learn the Basics of XML

Images    Learn About SQL/XML


The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general-purpose markup language used to describe documents in a format that is convenient for display on web pages and for exchanging data between different parties. The specifications for storing XML data in SQL databases were added to the SQL standard in SQL:2003 as Part 14 (arguably the most significant enhancement to that version of the standard). Part 14, also known as SQL/XML, was expanded in ...

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