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XQuery Kick Start by Vaidyanathan Nagarajan, James Linn, Kurt Cagle, Per Bothner, James McGovern

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Chapter 9. Advanced XQuery Topics

by James Linn

XML and Documents

XML has long found important uses in document handling, as well as being a means of transporting data. The XML community has tended to divide itself into document-centric and data-centric communities. Up until this time, the data-centric group has gotten most of the attention and support. However, in the information technology community at large, the application of XML to the document-centric segment is rapidly gaining in importance.

In this context, documents mean things that can be read, such as Web pages, text fragments in document-handling applications, magazine articles, books, and brochures. ...

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