|Oracle® XML Developer's Kit Programmer's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2)
Part Number E10708-02
This Preface contains these topics:
Oracle XML Developer's Kit Programmer's Guide is intended for application developers interested in learning how the various language components of the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK) can work together to generate and store XML data in a database or in a document outside the database. Examples and sample applications are introduced where possible.
To use this document, you need familiarity with XML and a third-generation programming language such as Java, C, or C++.
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Many of the examples in this documentation are provided with your software in the following directories:
Many of the examples in this book use the sample schemas, which are installed by default when you select the Basic Installation option with an Oracle Database installation. Refer to Oracle Database Sample Schemas for information on how these schemas were created and how you can use them yourself.
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For additional information about XML, see:
Oracle Database 10g XML & SQL: Design, Build, & Manage XML Applications in Java, C, C++, & PL/SQL by Mark Scardina, Ben Chang, and Jinyu Wang, Oracle Press,
WROX publications, especially XML Design and Implementation by Paul Spencer, which covers XML, XSL, and development.
Building Oracle XML Applications by Steve Muench, O'Reilly,
The XML Bible,
XML, Java, and the Future of the Web by Jon Bosak, Sun Microsystems,
XML for the Absolute Beginner by Mark Johnson, JavaWorld,
XML And Databases by Ronald Bourret,
XML Specifications by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),
XML.com, a broad collection of XML resources and commentary,
Annotated XML Specification by Tim Bray,
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