The Foundations of XML and WSDL

The Foundations of XML and WSDL

Jana Polgar (Monash University in Melbourne, Australia), Robert Mark Braum (Monash University in Melbourne, Australia) and Tony Polgar (Coles Myer, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-661-7.ch002
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XML stands for Extensible Markup Language (, and it has been adopted by industry for exchanging data in a platform, language, and protocol independent fashion. While XML has many benefits during the development stage, it has some performance disadvantages. This chapter provides a quick look at the following topics: 1. Overview of the standard and basic concepts; 2. Basic XML document structure; 3. Information about usage of Document Type Definition (DTD); 4. Structure and usage of XML Schema; and 5. Discussion about the design and performance issues when using XML documents with Web service.

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