The new article argues that much of the application logic required for
typical XML workflow applications can be modeled using XML schema,
then implemented in XSLT and XQuery, with individual components linked together in a pipeline processing framework.
This approach provides greater flexibility and adaptability to change the application in response to changing business needs in comparison to implementing such applications in .NET or Java. XML gives you this
flexibility in terms of data design; don't lose it by writing
applications that freeze the data structure into Java or C# classes.
Building XML Workflow Applications provides expert insight into following topics:
• Modeling XML Workflow Applications
• Choosing a Centralized or Decentralized Architecture
• The Life-Cycle of a Document
• Finding Resources using Directory Services Markup Language
• Writing XML Workflow Applications