|Oracle8i Application Developer's Guide - XML
Release 3 (8.1.7)
Part Number A86030-01
Introduction to Oracle XML, 4 of 27
Figure 1-1, "Oracle XML Components and e-Business Solutions: Roadmap"lists a few XML-based business solutions for content and document management as well as B2B and B2C messaging.
The figure depicts an SQL query being placed by a user from a browser or application. The query being processed by a 'black box', called "XML Application".The XML application accesses Oracle8i. The application then produces XML documents which may or may not be passed via a web interface as part of a data exchange solution, to provide services, or for content and document management and presentation versatility to other businesses or applications within the same business.
Besides introducing you to the main components involved in Oracle XML, Figure 1-1 also serves as a roadmap for this manual. The figure maps all the main "stops" in the manual. In the online versions of this manual, if you click on these "stops" you will go directly to the chapters of interest.
The one chapter not shown in this roadmap is the chapter discussing strategy for building n-tier XML applications, Chapter 16, "Building n-Tier Architectures for Media-Rich Management using XML: ArtesiaTech".