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Ruby by Example by Kevin C. Baird

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Chapter 8. HTML and XML Tools

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Text runs the Web. This is especially true of text that is encoded within some sort of markup, such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML) or eXtensible Markup Language (XML).

Even non-programmers know that HTML is the markup generally used by websites, even if they’ve never heard the term markup before. XML is becoming increasingly important for both data transfer and data storage. As I work on the chapters of this book, I save them as a filetype that consists of a compressed collection of XML files. I also used a type of XML called DocBook (http://docbook.org) for my Doctoral dissertation. The bottom line is, XML-based ...

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