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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 1. Getting to Know XML

 

World domination isn’t my thing, but if it was, I’d be using XML.

 
 --Norman Walsh

As you undoubtedly know, the World Wide Web has grown in leaps and bounds in the past several years, both in magnitude and in technologies. The fact that people who, only a few short years ago had no interest in computers are now “net junkies”, is a testament to how quickly the Web has infiltrated modern culture. Just as the usefulness and appeal of the Web have grown rapidly, so have the technologies that make the Web possible. It all pretty much started with HTML (HyperText Markup Language), but a long list of acronyms, buzzwords, pipedreams, and even a few killer technologies have since followed. XML (eXtensible Markup Language) ...

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