Posted by giovanisalvador
on July 27, 2008 at 3:32 PM PDT
Sometimes we think we have good understanding about XML technology. We believe that parsing XML is all we need to do with XML and we have good tools to do that, especially in the Java world. But when we enter the SOA world we realize how important is to understand lots of other things related to XML like namespaces.
Here I list 2 reasons why we should pay more attention to XML mainly when entering the SOA path.
I have been involved in SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) projects and also studying a lot all the aspects of the SOA world. It is interesting that I thought that I knew SOA before working effectively with SOA. More specifically, I thought my knowledge on XML parsing (of course, using a JAXP implementation) would be sufficient to say that I really know XML.
For example, when we think of an XML document we usually think of something like this: