|Oracle8i Application Developer's Guide - XML
Release 3 (8.1.7)
Part Number A86030-01
Personalizing Data Display With XML: Portal-to-Go , 8 of 16
With XML as an intermediate format, you can take data from any source and deliver it to any device. Suppose you have a Web application that provides stock quotes and headlines, and you want to deliver the information to a mobile phone and a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant, such as a Palm Pilot).
Because each device has specific requirements for formatting content, you cannot send the same data to each device. How would you do it? Portal-to-Go defines an intermediate data format in XML. It also provides tools that allow content providers to perform the following tasks: