Do you cringe when you hear the words "XML"? Are you just not sure what the heck this acronym is all about? Not to worry! In this article, Liviu introduces us to XML, the various ways it can be created and parsed, as well as a brief introduction to XML and the way it came to be.
Surely XML has been (one of) the hype(s) for a while now, and I’m sure most of us have heard of it by now. Every company, that wants to be taken seriously, has re-branded its products in such a way to at least suggest XML usage – a bit like the “Internet Enabled” hype a few years ago! But why all this?
In this article we’re going to have a look at the whole XML phenomenon – the data exchange factor, well formed XML, validating and parsing an XML document, DOM, SAX and a few others acronyms that have started floating around since the “birth” of XML.