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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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:

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/demo/java/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/demo/c/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/xdk/java/sample/

  • $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/demo


The text conventions that are used in this document are described.

Convention Meaning


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.