15. XML

Like everything metaphysical, the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.

—Ludwig Wittgenstein

I played with an idea, and grew willful; tossed it into the air; transformed it; let it escape and recaptured it; made it iridescent with fancy, and winged it with paradox.

—Oscar Wilde


In this chapter you’ll:

• Mark up data using XML.

• Learn how XML namespaces help provide unique XML element and attribute names.

• Create DTDs and schemas for specifying and validating the structure of an XML document.

• Create and use simple XSL style sheets to render XML document data.

• Retrieve and manipulate XML data programmatically using JavaScript.


15.1 Introduction

15.2 XML Basics

15.3 Structuring ...

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