Among the core services MSXML provides is developer support for the following: * The Document Object Model (DOM), a standard library of application programming interfaces (APIs) for accessing XML documents.
Among the core services MSXML provides is developer support for the following: * The Document Object Model (DOM), a standard library of application programming interfaces (APIs) for accessing XML documents. * Helper APIs to assist with programming for XML namespace or the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) when it is used to send data directly between Web servers. * The XML Data Reduced schema definition language (XDR), which Microsoft introduced support for to assist with XML schema working needs while awaiting the now final W3C standard XML Schema Definition (XSD) language. Support for XDR is available in MSXML 3.0 through MSXML 5.0. MSXML 6.0 does not support XDR. * The Simple API for XML (SAX), a programmatic alternative to DOM-based processing. * The Schema Object Model (SOM), an additional set of APIs for accessing XML Schema documents programmatically that was introduced in MSXML 4.0 and later. * XML Digital Signatures support, which provides the ability to sign and verify XML document data through digital encryption. This support is only available in MSXML 5.0 for Microsoft Office Applications. It was removed in MSXML 6.0. This Software Development Kit (SDK) provides documentation for developers writing applications with Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML). Before using the SDK, you should be aware of certain goals, non-goals, and user prerequisites.
MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is a complete replacement of MSXML 4.0 and MSXML 4.0 Service Pack 1 (SP1). MSXML 4.0 SP2 provides a number of security and bug fixes. MSXML 4.0 SP2 does not replace MSXML 3.0. MSXML 4.0 SP2 does not replace MSXML 3.
MSXML 6.0 Service Pack 1 as improved reliability, security, conformance with the XML 1.0 and XML Schema 1.0 W3C Recommendations, and compatibility with System.Xml 2.0 MSXML 6.0 SP1 is intended as an upgrade path for existing MSXML 6.
A super-fast, low-memory usage, XML parser specifically designed to be used server-side in ASP scripts. This DOM based parser is many times faster than MSXML, and consumes far less memory. Great for handling large XML data files.
The SDK includes all of the binaries, documentation, and samples. It also includes all of the files necessary to build custom installation packages if desired. The SDK supports both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.