This document describes the Oracle XML Developer's Kit (XDK). It provides detailed information about various language components, including Extensible Markup Language (XML), Java, C, and C++.
This document is for application developers who use the language components of the XDK to generate and store XML data in either a database or a document outside the database. Examples and sample applications are provided where possible. This document assumes familiarity with XML and either Java, C, or C++.
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Oracle resources that are related to this document are listed.
For more information, see these resources:
The XDK home page on Oracle Technology Network
For additional information about XML, see:
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,
Many examples in this document use the Oracle Database sample database schemas or are otherwise provided with your software.
For information about how the sample schemas, see Oracle Database Sample Schemas.
Examples that are provided with the software can be found in these directories:
The text conventions that are used in this document are described.
Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.
Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply values.
Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.