Chapter 19. Reading and Writing RSS Feeds

Today you work with Extensible Markup Language (XML), a formatting standard that enables data to be completely portable.

You’ll explore XML in the following ways:

  • Representing data as XML

  • Discovering why XML is a useful way to store data

  • Using XML to publish web content

  • Reading and writing XML data

The XML format employed throughout the day is Really Simple Syndication (RSS), a popular way to publish web content and share information on site updates adopted by millions of sites.

Using XML

One of Java’s main selling points is that the language produces programs that can run on different operating systems without modification. The portability of software is a big convenience in today’s computing environment, where ...

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