Chapter 18. XML

Support for Extensible Markup Language (XML) in Access 2003 has been greatly expanded from the XML support available in Access 2002. As you may be aware, Microsoft has chosen XML as the backbone for all of their .NET technologies. Access 2002 included XML support for importing and exporting data as well as for presenting data, but there was little support for transforming data by using XSLT stylesheets or for describing the structure if data using XML schemas. These capabilities were added in Access 2003, which provides very full-featured support for working with XML documents and technologies when importing or exporting data.