Beginning XML Databases

* Supported by all major database systems, XML provides an easy, standardized method of transferring data between databases and to and from the Web, independent of the software in use* Offers database programmers and data-driven Web developers detailed guidance on how to understand and work with XML as data* Numerous hands-on, step-by-step examples help readers learn to simplify database work using XML* Shows how to use XML to exchange data between multiple databases either internally or with external customers and partners* Covers XML in popular databases including Oracle Database, SQL Server, and brief coverage of DB2 Database* Covers basic syntax for XML, the XML DOM, and XSL - with an emphasis on database use, and native XML databases* Additional topics covered include Native XML databases, XPath, XQuery, XLink, XPointer, DTDs, XML Schemas, among others