Saturday, 14 November 2015

What is XML and Its benefits?

What is XML?

XML stands for EXtensible Markup Language.

XML was designed to store and transport data.

XML was designed to be both human- and machine-readable.

XML tags are not predefined. You must define your own tags.

XML is platform independent and language independent.


Version is a tag used to show which version of XML is used.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <occ>Software dev</occ>


What are the benefits of XML?

Simplicity: Easy to read and understand the XML coded information.

Openness: Endorsed by all software industry market leaders.

Extensibility: We can define own tags as It is extensible because it has no fixed set of tags.

Self-descriptive: XML documents do not need special schema set-up like traditional databases to store data. XML documents can be stored without such definitions, because they contain metadata in the form of tags and attributes.

Scalable: XML is not in binary format so you can create and edit files with anything and it is also easy to debug.

Fast access: XML documents are arranged in hierarchical form so it is comparatively faster.

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