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4-min Narrated Presentation on XML

  • History of XML
  • Purpose of XML
  • XML: Difficulty Level
  • XML: The Good
  • XML: The Future
  • XML Syntax

History of XML

  • 1998 – XML 1.0 Recommendation
  • 2004 – XML 1.1 Released

Purpose of XML

  • Used to store and share data or information that can be read by humans or machines
  • Used to create highly or loosely structured data
  • XML only holds data and creates structure

XML Difficulty Level

  • Easy to learn and to use, especially if familiar with HTML
  • Begin after learning simple concepts
  • Recommendations at https://www.w3.org/XML/

XML: The Good

  • You can create your own markup language
  • There are many pre-defined XML languages that you can use as is or modify
  • XML is supported by almost every modern programming language

XML: The Bad

  • XML can be verbose and hard to read by humans
  • XML can become redundant, which increases processing time

XML: The Future

  • XML is mature and stable
  • XML will continue to be widely supported
  • New XML languages will continue to come out
  • XML 2.0?

Syntax: Prolog

  • XML declaration
  • Processing instructions

XML Syntax Rules

  • One, and only one, document element
  • Open tags must be closed content
  • Empty elements must be closed or
  • Elements must be properly nested
  • Tag and attribute names are case sensitive
  • Attribute values must be enclosed in single or double quotes

XML Special Characters


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DTD or XML Schema

  • An XML language is defined by a DTD or XML Schema
  • A well-formed XML document is one that follows all the XML syntax rules
  • A valid XML document is one that conforms correctly to its DTD or XML Schema

Simple XML Document

<?xml version="1.0"?>
	<name title="Sir">

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