Chapter 3. XML

The preface of the book Essential XML by Don Box et al. (Addison-Wesley, 2000) states only half-jokingly: “The Extensible Markup Language (XML) has replaced Java, Design Patterns, and Object Technology as the software industry’s solution to world hunger.” Indeed, as you will see in this chapter, XML is a very useful technology for describing structured information. XML tools make it easy to process and transform that information. However, XML is not a silver bullet. You need domain-specific ...

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