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The Microsoft Windows CE operating system (OS) provides a level of support for XML that differs from the level of XML support available on Windows-based desktop computers. Windows CE supports Microsoft XML version 2.0, while later versions of Microsoft XML are available for Windows-based desktop platforms. At the time of this release of Windows CE, the desktop platforms support Microsoft XML 2.5. Additionally, Windows CE does not support some features supported by Windows-based desktop platforms in Microsoft XML 2.0.
XML for Windows CE supports the following features:
Windows CE substantially enhances the XML engine familiar to developers who work with Internet Explorer 4, and adds full support for XML 1.0 and XML namespaces, as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium. These namespaces allow you to qualify element names uniquely on the Web and avoid conflicts between elements with the same name. XML for Windows CE supports a technical preview release of XML schema. This XML schema support is a subset of the XML data proposal of the Worldwide Web Consortium and is very similar functionally to the document content description (DCD) proposal of the World Wide Web Consortium. The availability of native support of XML to users of Windows CE allows you to use the full processing capabilities of XML to read and manipulate the data that you move between your applications and components.
With the Microsoft XSL processor, which is based on the latest World Wide Web Consortium working draft, you can apply style sheets to XML data and display the data in a dynamic and flexible way that you can easily customize. The querying capabilities of the Microsoft XSL processor also allow you to programmatically find and extract information within an XML data set on the client or on the server.
Schemas define the rules of an XML document. These rules specify the element names and rich data types for the document, the elements that you can combine, and the attributes available for each element.
The DOM is a standard application programming interface (API) for objects that provides programmatic control of XML document content, structure, format, and so on. The Microsoft XML parser includes full support of the DOM, in compliance with the DOM recommendation of the World Wide Web Consortium. Additionally, the XML parser also contains Microsoft extensions that allow you to access typed data and namespace information, create nodes by node type, and so on.
You can use the XMLHTTP object to post the XML tree itself as an
object within an HTML page. This feature allows you to script and
interact with XML data within a web page.
Last updated on Friday, April 02, 2004