So what does XML look like and how does it work? Here's an example that mimics the HTML page just introduced:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <DOCUMENT> <GREETING> Hello From XML </GREETING> <MESSAGE> Welcome to the wild and woolly world of XML. </MESSAGE> </DOCUMENT>
We'll see the parts of an XML document in detail in the next chapter, but in overview, here's how this one works: I start with the XML processing instruction <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> (all XML processing instructions start with <? and end with ?>), which indicates that I'm using XML version 1.0, the only version currently defined, and using the UTF-8 character encoding, which means that I'm using an 8-bit condensed ...