- Computing & Information Technology
- Programming and software
- Extensible Markup Language (XML) databases
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Extensible Markup Language (XML) databases
Tucker, Robert Department of Computer Science, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
- Documents versus data
- Markup languages
- Relational databases and XML documents
- Native XML databases
- Additional Reading
As the electronic distribution of documents, especially via Web sites, has become more widespread, those responsible for managing document content have looked for new approaches and tools to perform management functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Markup languages are useful for organizing and formatting document content for display, exchange, and distribution; however, markup languages are not very helpful with managing and searching large amounts of document content. Consequently, many individuals have realized that the power of database management systems (DBMS) to efficiently store, update, secure, and speedily retrieve data should be applied to the problem of document management as well.
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