Chapter W3. Working with XML Documents

In this chapter

Understanding XML

Creating an XML Document

Formatting an XML Document

Publishing an XML Document

Understanding Advanced XML Tasks

Troubleshooting

Understanding XML

XML—it seems to be all the rage these days. Nearly any up-to-date software product touts its XML capabilities as if you already knew what it is and why it’s important to you. We can’t promise that you’ll understand XML completely by the time you finish this chapter, but we do hope you’ll have a better idea as to what XML is and how you can use it in practical ways.

In a nutshell, XML is Extensible Markup Language, a method for defining document information and making it easy to transmit or reuse that information, without regard ...

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