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Working with XML and MS Word
In the past, Ed Tittel has said that MS Office 2003 is worth a second look because of its enhanced and improved support for XML. In an XML.com article, XML guru John Simpson put some substance behind those contentions and talked about a tool that does a good job of converting Word document files (.doc) and Rich Text Format (.rtf file) versions into pretty reasonable XML form. Learn more about Word's XML conversion abilities and an alternative solution in this tip.

Starting down the XSLT path
In this tip, Ed Tittel responds to a member's query for some good starting points to get a grip on XSLT.

An open source, native XML database: dbXML 2.0
Last August Tom Bradford announced the production release of dbXML 2.0 on his personal Web site. It's an interesting way for the news about this technology to get out. So, in case you missed it, here's a list of some of the features available in the release and some more dbXML 2.0 resources.

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This was first published in November 2004

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