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Sams Teach Yourself XML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 2. Creating XML Documents

 

Plain Old Text still reigns supreme, despite the many predictions of its demise.

 
 --Bob Foster

Similar to HTML, XML is a technology that is best understood by working with it. I could go on and on for pages about the philosophical ramifications of XML, but in the end I’m sure you just want to know what you can do with it. Most of your XML work will consist of developing XML documents, which are sort of like HTML web pages, at least in terms of how the code is generally structured. Keep in mind, however, that XML documents can be used to store any kind of information. After you’ve created an XML document, you will no doubt want to see how it appears in a web browser or how it is used in a functioning application. ...

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