Today, we take a bit of departure from J2EE and its emphasis on programming elements to look at what is fast becoming the lingua franca of the Internet—the Extensible Markup Language (XML).
Throughout the book so far, you have seen many ways in which XML is used within J2EE applications to describe the structure and layout of the application. Today and tomorrow, you will study XML and its associated APIs and standards to gain a fuller understanding of how XML can be used to exchange data between different components in your applications.
Today you will learn about
How XML has evolved from the need for platform-independent data exchange
The relationship between XML and both Standard Generalized Markup Language ...