An article on FOR XML in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and 2005

I just posted an article What does server side FOR XML return? ( which gives some details of the design and performance characteristics of various FOR XML flavors.


I also added links to XML whitepapers and publications on the design of XML features in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to the links section of the main SQL Programmability & API Development Team Blog page (


Best regards,

Eugene Kogan

Technical Lead

Microsoft SQL Server Relational Engine

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