In this section we will understand the importance of XML and see Why XML is so important these days. We will also see the different usages of XML.
The XML is very simple language that allows the developers to store the structured data into XML files. There are various uses of the XML files.
Why XML is used?
We developers uses the XML files for following purposes:
Why XML is so important in programming?
These days programming of almost all the technologies is using XML file to store the data or transport the data over the internet. With the help of XML you can send the data from your Java program to a .NET application and vice versa. XML is supported by PHP, Java, ASP, .NET, C, C++, Perl, Python and almost all the programming languages. XML parser API is used by the programmers to parse the data stored in XML file. XML parsers are available for all the programming languages, which makes the use of XML file very easy.
More XML technologies:
XQuery: XQuery is query language for XML.
XSL(T): XML Stylesheets is used to generate the html output from the XML data
XForms: XML Forms
XLink: XML defined Link
DTD: Is used to define the document type for the XML
XHTML: XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language) is a family of XML markup languages for the web pages.
There are many uses of XML and the developers are using XML to develop next generation applications for their clients.