If you work in the web design or development area, you've probably heard of XML. It's the basis of all modern web sites, but how many of us actually know what it really means?

This chapter introduces XML and explains why it is such an important standard for exchanging information. I'll cover some of the basic concepts behind XML, including the rules governing the structure of XML documents. I'll also review some of the uses for XML and the reasons you might need to use it in your SWF applications. You'll see some examples of XML documents and, by the end of the chapter, have a solid understanding of XML and its related concepts.

If you're already familiar with XML and are comfortable generating XML documents, feel ...

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