Working XML Data

Extensible Markup Language, better known as XML, has been a significant development over the last few years, so much so that XML is a key component of perhaps all major applications and products conceptualized and developed today. The main use of XML is as a portable mechanism for representing self-describing data. For instance, if you share order information with another application or another partner, you could use XML as a representation for the order information.

 <?xml version="1.0"?> <Order> <OrderHeader> <OrderId>100</OrderId> <OrderDate>08/31/2003</OrderDate> </OrderHeader> <OrderDetails> <OrderLine> <Item>XYZ Computer</Item> <Price>3000</Price> </OrderLine> <OrderLine> <Item>xyz RAM</Item> <Price>50</Price> </OrderLine> ...

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