Installation and introduction

Note: You should have a basic understanding of XML in order to use XML Extensions. Depending on the complexity of your application, you may also need to know about XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) stylesheets and XML Schema.

This chapter describes the system requirements and installation processes for development and deployment on both Windows and UNIX operating systems. It also provides a general overview of XML Extensions and the benefits it offers to the COBOL programmer.