"XML for data architects" focuses on the combination of architectural and design approaches to using XML, providing numerous syntactical and working examples. It describes the challenges of using XML in a manner that promotes simplification of integration, and a high degree of schema reuse. It also describes the syntactical capabilities of XML and XML schemas, and the similarities (and in some cases limitations) of XML DTDs. This book is of particular importance in the age of application integration and Web services.
This download is from chapter 8, entitled "W3C XML schemas and reuse." It explains what reuse is all about -- a concept that is often misunderstood in information technology -- and describes the syntactical and functional capabilities afforded by W3C XML schemas, which provide support and opportunities for metadata reuse. (May 2003)
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