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XML (eXtensible Markup Language)

CSV vs XML vs JSON - Which is the Best Response Data Format?
There are three major data formats being used to transmit data from a web server to a client: CSV, XML, and JSON. In order to develop an application with a solid architecture, it's a good idea to understand the differences between each format. More ...

Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) Basics
Although XML and XSL are very complex technologies, with the simple examples in this article you learn that you don't need extensive knowledge to do some powerful things. You can store your data in an XML document and use a basic XSL style sheet to select, filter, and sort the elements of an XML document for display as HTML in a Web browser. More ...

XML 101
What is XML? Why is it creating such a deluge of interest? What should you know about XML, and perhaps more importantly, why should you even care about it? In this article, I will provide a high-level description of what XML is, and what it's not. More ...

Using and Creating RSS News Feeds
>RSS is a simple XML file that a publisher places on their website. The data contained in the file is a list of new articles on the website. Being in a standard XML format makes the RSS file available for anyone to access and use. More ...

XML Namespaces Made Simple
If you're going to use XML for more than just your own local purposes, you need a way to validate it. Today, this is done using a schema. But don't attempt to use a schema without an understanding of namespaces. More ...

XML Namespaces Explained
XML namespaces are simple in concept but difficult to explain because they can be declared and used in many different ways. In this article, I explain XML namespaces in their most basic form. Let's start with a basic XML document used to store air travel reservations. More ...