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XML (eXtensible Markup Language)

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 ...

Writing XML
In order to understand XML, you must be able to write XML, and few other sources explain how to write XML in simple terms and without all the complicated overhead like this source does. More ...

Roll Your Own Java XML Database
In this article I show you how to write a simple Java program to access an XML document that allows you to save your updates. The database for this example is an XML document containing all the different modes which can be set for a computers display. More ...

Nesting XML Elements
Nesting XML elements allows you to create a hierarchical structure of your data. However, you must not write the closing tag for the outer element until the inner elements are closed. More ...

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 ...

Predefined Entities in XML - Five Special Symbols
An entity is an ampersand character followed by several other characters that represents a character such as a less than or greater than sign or an ampersand. Predefined entities exist in XML because each of these characters have specific meanings. More ...

Embed XML Data in Web Page and Access it Using JavaScript
HTML5 has a feature called a data block which allows you to embed XML data in a script block in your web page document and access it using JavaScript. More ...

Introduction to XML Schemas
This article explains what an XML Schema is and the many usefull purposes thay provide for with code examples. More ...


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