Chapter 13. XML As Presentation
So far, we’ve primarily looked at XML as a low-level enabling technology—end users won’t know if you’re using regular properties files or the XML properties files shown in Chapter 9. And when the XML documents we discussed are meant to be shared between applications, those applications are generally data-centric server applications. The last chapter explored examples in which XML was used in a client-server context: RSS and Atom feeds are delivered directly to clients, in those cases RSS and Atom aggregators. (Of course, there are server-based RSS aggregators like News-Gator (http://www.newsgator.com) and My Yahoo! (http://my.yahoo.com).) But that is a limited case tied to the specific vocabularies of RSS and Atom. In this chapter, we’ll look at more generic cases of using XML as part of the presentation technology in a web application.