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JEFF FRIESEN, Java XML and JSON, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1916-4_1

1. Introducing XML

Jeff Friesen

(1)Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada

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Applications commonly use XML documents to store and exchange data. XML defines rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. This chapter introduces XML, tours the XML language features, and discusses well-formed and valid documents.

What Is XML?

XML (eXtensible Markup Language ) is a metalanguage(a language used to describe other languages) for defining vocabularies (custom markup languages), ...

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