Client Protocols and Languages

XML

XML is a set of rules for designing text formats that allow you to structure data. Examples of structured data include presentations, spreadsheets, address books, financial transactions, maps, and driving directions. Using XML makes it easy for a software application to create, organize, and share information with other software applications. Furthermore, XML is extensible, it is platform independent, and it supports internationalization.

How Does XML Work?

Similar to HTML, XML uses tags (words delimited by < and >) and attributes (such as name=“value”). Unlike HTML, which specifies what tags and attributes mean and how they will be represented in a Web browser, XML uses tags to delimit data and leaves the interpretation ...

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