What Can I Do with XML?

Now that you have an understanding of what XML is, let’s take a look at how XML might be used in a business application. Let’s say you were just hired by a company that manufactures computer parts, and you have several high-profile customers. One of your first responsibilities will be to produce and distribute an electronic version of your company’s catalog to your clients every month. The current situation is that each client has a specific requirement for the format of the information in the catalog. Luckily, you’re very forward-thinking and see this as a great opportunity to start using XML because you can easily separate the data from the presentation. That’s a great idea, but how do you get started? A few steps ...

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