Introduction to XML (eXtensible Markup Language)

  • XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language.
  • XML is markup language, not a programming language. It is procure from SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language).
  • XML is a tool which acts like a bridge for exchanging data on the Web, as it is designed  to store and transport data.
  • Another important thing is that XML is Hardware and Software Independent.
  • XML is used for documents which contains Information in a Structural Manner, not for displaying data in Web Browser like HTML do.
  • You can also Define your Tags in XML.
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced XML version 1.0 in 1998.
  • Extension of XML Documents is .xml.

 

Work XML do?

As in above lines, XML doesn’t use for displaying data on web browsers.. Instead of this, XML is just used to wrapping the information or data in it for storing and transporting of that data over the internet.

<note>
  <to>James</to>
  <from>Andrew</from>
  <heading>Reminder</heading>
  <body>Don't forget to meet me this weekend!</body>
</note>

In the above code, There is information of Sender, Receiver, Heading and Body of the message. Still, XML doesn’t do anything.

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