Even better than Query Analyzer's output is a utility that I wrote to allow experimentation with For XML queries as Appendix C of the book SQL Server 2000 XML Distilled. The code is in the book's download. The original version of the utility is in Visual Basic 6. I've also written a C# version of the utility, which is available on my Web site.
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