- 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
The union of XML and relational databases creates a powerful tool with the
ability to transfer information between two completely unrelated databases. With
this book, veteran author Gavin Powell shows you how this confluence of two
technologies can simplify your database work and provide a more standardized way
to exchange data between multiple databases and web sites.
You''ll get an in-depth look at specific XML datatypes that are considered the
most critical alliances between XML and a relational database. Plus, an
introduction to the basics of SQL and numerous XML standards prove to be
essential so that you can grasp database structure and comprehend how XML is
used with the Oracle
Chapter 1: What Is XML?
Chapter 2: The XML Document Object Model.
Chapter 3: Extending the Power of XML with XSL.
Chapter 4: Relational Database Tables and XML.
Chapter 5: Oracle Database and XML.
Chapter 6: SQL Server and XML.
Chapter 7: XML in Heterogeneous Environments.
Chapter 8: Understanding XML Documents as Objects.