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Using SOAP with J2EE
Feb 6, 2004
SOAP is the standard messaging protocol used by J2EE Web Services, and is the de facto standard for Web services in general. In this sample book chapter, from J2EE Web Services, you'll learn how to use SOAP in your applications.
Designing and Managing an XML Warehouse
Jan 30, 2004
In this chapter, the authors of "XML Data Management" present a global approach for designing and managing an XML data warehouse. Their focus is on filtering and adapting XML documents according to user requirements before storing them.
What Is RSS?
Jan 23, 2004
There has been a fair amount of discussion recently about RSS, a standard for distributing content without having to worry about whether that content will be filtered out of users' email boxes.
Using SQL Server's XML Support
Jan 16, 2004
SQL Server is an XML-enabled DBMS, which can read and write XML data, return data from databases in XML format, and read and update data stored in XML documents. In fact, SQL Server has eight different ways to use XML. Learn how each of them works, and how they interoperate.
Introduction to SOAP 1.1
Jan 9, 2004
Aaron Skonnard provides a thorough introduction to SOAP in this chapter from his book, "Essential XML Quick Reference."
The Grid: It's Not All Academic
Dec 23, 2003
In one form or another, grid computing has been around for quite a few years, but most business folks are pretty much unaware of its existence -- or its power.
SyncML Applications
Dec 12, 2003
SyncML can enable numerous applications that require data to be synchronized among various devices. This chapter takes a closer look at a few applications and explains how SyncML is beneficial for the different entities that use it.
XML Schema Patterns
Dec 12, 2003
Some programming languages, such as Perl, include a regular expression language, which defines a pattern against which a series of characters can be compared. Typically, this feature is used to search for fragments of a text document, but the XML Schema language has co-opted it for sophisticated validation of element content and attribute values. Neil Bradley explains.
Creating Well-Formed XML Documents
Dec 5, 2003
Making your XML well-formed is integral to creating XML documents. Steve Holzner covers all aspects of well-formedness, including constraints, namespaces, infosets, and canonical XML.
XML-Enabling a Legacy Application
Dec 5, 2003
Mike Rawlins summarizes an approach for and some major issues involved with building XML support into existing applications.
Mozilla Overlays: A New Way to Combine XML Documents
Nov 26, 2003
What do you do if XML information is split across several documents? The Mozilla platform has a neat solution to this problem. Documents written in Mozilla's XUL dialect of XML can be merged automatically into a single, final document using a system called overlays. Nigel McFarlane describes the overlay system in this article.
XQuery Language Expressions
Nov 13, 2003
When you combine XML with URLs, great things happen. These two factors together make the endpoints of a transaction transparent to the kind of technologies that are on the other ends. However, this transparency can break down in the presence of databases. XQuery was proposed as a solution to this conundrum. Kurt Cagle looks at the structure and language of XQuery.
Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 — A Novel XML Forms Editor
Nov 7, 2003
Businesses that need to record, store, and send information in XML format have a perplexing problem. How can workers use XML without having to understand XML? There's a new solution: Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 simplifies the process of creating and using forms that use XML.
How Do Specific Web Services Technologies Work?
Oct 31, 2003
Joe Clabby takes a closer look at the specific technologies (XML, UDDI, WSDL, SOAP) that comprise Web services. How do they work? What specifically do they do? What additional standards efforts are underway to support the basic Web services protocols? He also reveals a big surprise — Web services can be architected without using formal Web services standards.
Schema Extensibility and the any Element
Oct 31, 2003
Two of the most powerful and interesting aspects of XML Schema are the creation of extensible schemas and using XML Schema as a portable type system. Unfortunately, these two features are among the most difficult to understand and apply. This article provides some basic guidance on applying these features in your applications.
Arguing with Angle Brackets: A Step-by-Step Introduction to XML Schema
Oct 17, 2003
The primary building block for conveying meaningful information with XML is the W3C's XML Schema language. This article shows you step by step how to beat XML Schema into submission.
XML Case Study: Converting Excel Diaries to XML
Oct 10, 2003
Excel workbooks are extremely versatile at calculating and graphing workbook data. But workbooks don't make an ideal repository, given Excel's inherent size limitations and less-than-stellar access by other enterprise applications. This article explores the process using VBScript to convert Excel workbooks to a composite XML file.
Accessing and Manipulating XML Data
Oct 3, 2003
Learn how to access and manipulate XML data in preparation for your MCAD Exam 70-310.
Item 3: Stay with XML 1.0
Sep 22, 2003
In this excerpt from his book, "Effective XML," Elliotte Rusty Harold explains why XML 1.1 does several things, one of them marginally useful to a few developers, the rest actively harmful.
Influences on the Design of XQuery
Sep 5, 2003
Though XQuery is still a young language, it is important to look at the design choices of XQuery and find out the major influences on that design.

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