What is XML? The XML stands for Extensible Markup Language.

The XML web language has following usages and purpose:

  • It is designed to better describe the data in web-pages.
  • It allows users to define their own tags which gives lot of flexibility in marking and passing data.
  • The XML specification ensures the document is parsed correctly and is well formed.
  • XML is platform independent, hence it is used widely in data transfer.
  • XML files can be combined with Stylesheets (called XSL), and can be used to generate output files such as XHTML, PDF or other file formats.
  • XML is widely supported by variety of applications.
  • Internet languages such as XHTML, XML Schema, SVG, RSS .. .etc are written using XML.


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