I'm new to the group and have not seen much active. This is my first
posting as well.
I'm new to xml and want to make the most of my time regarding the learning
curve. From what I have read, some xml is proprietary and then you have
your pure xml. Most of my development work has been in the area of MS
products so I starting looking at MS documentation regarding xml and sql
server. Sure enough, as I read the documentation I see I need SQL Server
2000, a certain MDAC and encouraged to use VB.NET. I guess I could do all
of the above but I thought the essence of XML is vendor neutral.
How should I proceed if I wish to go the puritan rout?