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Xml Project

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Introduction to XML
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XML was designed to transport and store data.

HTML was designed to display data.
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What You Should Already Know

Before you continue you should have a basic understanding of the following:
    • HTML
    • JavaScript
If you want to study these subjects first, find the tutorials on our Home page.
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What is XML?

    • XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language
    • XML is a markup language much like HTML
    • XML was designed to carry data, not to display data
    • XML tags are not predefined. You must define your own tags
    • XML is designed to be self-descriptive
    • XML is a W3C Recommendation
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The Difference Between XML and HTML

XML is not a replacement for HTML.
XML and HTML were designed with different goals:
    • XML was designed to transport and store data, with focus on what data is.
    • HTML was designed to display data, with focus on how data looks.
HTML is about displaying information, while XML is about carrying information.
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XML Does not DO Anything

Maybe it is a little hard to understand, but XML does not DO anything. XML was created to structure, store, and transport information.
The following example is a note to Tove from Jani, stored as XML:
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|Tove                                                                                                                     |
|Jani                                                                                                                 |
|Reminder                                                                                                       |
|Don't forget me this weekend!...

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