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Old 09-26-2006, 04:33 AM   #1
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What is XML?

Can anybody tell me anything about XML. I have heard about it but dont know why I would use it or what for. Can anybody explain? Also, are there any XML sites? Its more of a curiosity than anything else.
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Please read this

you can read some turorials in etc..
Old 09-26-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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Or here:

It's similar to HTML, except it's a lot less implementation-specific.
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:18 PM   #5
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XML is for structured, nested data which follows a well-defined scheme. It inherently requires some overhead, so it's not a cure-all for persistent data storage.
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It's the latest thing that all managers want whether appropriate or not.

It's a way to encapsulate every 3 bytes of useful data into about 1k
and use 2 Gig of RAM for a simple search operation.

( I work with it! )


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