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XML and Perl by Ilya Sterin, Mark Riehl

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What Is XML Processing?

What is XML processing? That is an often-asked question today given the popularity of XML. In the context of this book, I’ll define XML processing as any task that involves XML data (for example, reading, writing, generating, and transforming).

Examples of XML Processing

XML processing can mean different things to different people, depending on what is important to them. What are some XML-related tasks? A few of the more important XML-related topics that will be covered throughout the book are XML generation, XML validation, XML parsing, and XML transformation. Each of these topics will be introduced in the next few sections and then discussed in detail a little later in the book.

XML documents must be generated ...

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