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Introducing XML and the .Net framework

Abstract

XML has emerged as the de facto standard for data representation and transportation. No wonder that Microsoft has embraced it fully in the NET Framework. This chapter provides an overview of what XML is and how it is related to the .NET Framework. Many of the topics discussed in this chapter might be already familiar to you. Nevertheless, I will cover them briefly here so as to form a common platform for further chapters. Specifically, this chapter includes the following:
  • Features and benefits of XML

  • Rules of XML grammar

  • Brief introduction to allied technologies such as DTD, XML schema, parsers, XSLT, and XPath

  • Overview of the .NET Framework

  • Use of XML in the .NET Framework

  • Introduction to Visual Studio

If you find these concepts highly familiar, you may want to skip ahead to Chapter 2.

Keywords

Configuration File Visual Studio Simple Object Access Protocol Window Form Document Element 
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© Bipin Joshi 2008

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