XML Document Structure

XML is syntactically similar to its cousin, HyperText Markup Language (HTML), and supports a derivative of its cousin, known as XHTML. The guidelines for constructing an XML document are relatively basic, due to the simple structure of the language. Similarities between HTML and XML are compared in this brief introduction to the XML document structure. There is more to XML than can be covered here; you might find it worthwhile to read more on the subject.

More Information on XML

For more information on XML, check out New Riders’ Inside XML (0-7357-1020-1) by Steve Holzner.

XML Elements

XML and HTML both define document structure using tags and attributes. In both languages, a tag begins and ends with the delimiters ...

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