In this section we are discussing the importance of XML and see the uses of XML.
The full form of XML is Extensible Markup Language. XML is used to store the structures data into a text file saved with .xml extension. Later on you can use programming language such a Java or PHP to read the xml file and then use the data stored there in your program. You can also send the data over http. If you are sending the xml data over http the content type should be Content-type: application/xml.
XML is used as to store and transport the data between different applications. XML is very flexible and you can transfer the data over http, ftp, or through email. It works as ideal means to transfer the data between the programs written in two different languages. So, it's now very easy to send the data to a program developed in .NET from Java and vice-versa.
Uses of XML
Here are uses of XML in web developed and enterprise applications.
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