Ask the expert: My assignment on an XML pilot project is a transformation from data formatted in comma-delimited files (CDF) that the customer wants to transform into XML data. Seems logical enough, but I can't find any reference to a CDF-to-XML translator. What would you suggest? --Tom Watson, consultant Doug Tidwell responds: Tom, I think I have a solution. It all starts with getting the data.
As more and more companies use XML to transmit structured data across the Web, the security of documents becomes increasingly important. This article presents some basics of Web security, describes the components of the XML Security Suite, and gives examples that illustrate how the technologies in the XML Security Suite increase the security of Web commerce.
Find out how Java servlets and XML work together to generate an XML document and DOM tree and interface with a database. This article includes a couple of useful techniques: using HTTP parameters to control processing and generating a DOM tree without an XML source document.
If you listen to the current hype, XML sounds like a technological achievement on a par with sliced bread and the wheel. Beneath the hoopla, XML represents the next evolution in Web technology. In this article you can explore the basics of XML and find out how it will change the Web.