XML in SQL Server

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About XML in SQL Server

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is geared toward documents containing structured information. SQL Server integrates with XML and provides an environment to develop enterprise applications. XML provides a way to define tags and structural relationships. The standard was created so richly structured documents could be used over the Web and likewise SQL Server. XML was designed to describe data and what data is, as opposed to the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which displays data and focuses on how it looks. XML was created to structure, store and send information.