Oracle Corporation, committed to supporting XML in a wide range of products, has XML-enabled its entire Oracle Internet platform--the Oracle8"i database, Oracle interMedia, Oracle Application Server, and a variety of other products. "Building Oracle XML Applications, by Steve Muench, Oracle's lead "XML evangelist" and a key Oracle XML developer, gives Java and PL/SQL developers a rich and detailed look at the many tools Oracle has provided to support XML development, such as the Oracle XML Parser, the Oracle XML SQL Utility, and the XSQL Servlet. The company describes Oracle8"i as "the first XML enabled database." This book shows how to combine the power of XML and XSLT with the speed, functionality, and reliability of the Oracle database to build flexible applications. The author delivers nearly 800 pages of entertaining text, helpful and time-saving hints, and extensive examples that developers can put to use immediately to build custom XML applications.Products covered include: XSQL pages and the XSQL servlet: declarative templates and an extensive framework to assemble any kind of static or dynamic XML information and transform it for delivery using XSLT stylesheets.JDeveloper: a complete integrated development environment for Java XML developers, including editing, syntax checking, debugging, and more. XSLT Processor: a product that enables XML information to be presented and delivered in many different ways, using any web-based format, both inside and outside the database. XML SQL utility: an Oracle utility that works with the results of SQL statements as XML documents and uses XML documents to insert, update, and delete information from database tables, views, andobject views.XML Parser: a product that lets Java, PL/SQL, C, and C++ developers process and construct XML.interMedia: a product whose Text option lets developers search XML documents from SQL and leverage the XML document structure for razor-sharp search precision.Advanced Queuing: an Oracle queuing mechanism that lets both PL/SQL and Java programs enqueue and and dequeue XML messages. PLSXML utilities: Oracle PL/SQL utilities that let developers using any version of Oracle produce XML from SQL statements.The accompanying CD-ROM contains JDeveloper 3.1, an integrated development environment for Java developers.Steve Muench is the author of 'Building Oracle XML Applications', published 2000 under ISBN 9781565926912 and ISBN 1565926919.