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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 10 Minutes by Andrew H. Watt

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Introduction

XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is the basis of many key technologies on the Web and many growing areas of software development. An understanding of at least the basics of XML is essential for an increasing number of Web developers and software developers.

XML bears many similarities to HTML, but it is sufficiently different to cause problems for many newcomers to XML. To write XML code that won’t cause an XML parser to choke, you need to get many things right. Some are simple—for example, XML is case sensitive. Others are more subtle. It’s important that you get on top of these issues right at the beginning of using XML.

This book teaches you how an XML document is correctly formed—”well-formed,” in XML jargon—and how to make ...

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