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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:

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/demo/java/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/demo/c/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/java/sample/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/demo

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.

For additional information about XML, see:


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