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JavaScript Step by Step by Steve Suehring

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Chapter 17. JavaScript and XML

After reading this chapter, you'll be able to

  • Examine the functions for opening an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document with JavaScript.

  • Display an XML document as a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) table.

  • View a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 XML spreadsheet using JavaScript.

Using XML with JavaScript

XML is a language consisting of tags defined by the user. Because the tags are user-defined, XML is frequently used as a means of exchanging data. An important consideration for the JavaScript programmer is that XML is the X in the acronym AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). AJAX has become a very popular method for creating interactive Web applications. You'll learn more about AJAX in the next two chapters, Chapter 18 ...

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