April 8th, 2003, 02:16 PM
I'm struggling to understand XML. You say that with HTML you cannot describe data. Sure you can! You can say that this data is a heading or that this data is Arial 10 points. You can't say this data represents the daily DOW index values over the past 40 years. But it wouldn't make sense to a computer program even if I could describe the data in this way. A computer program doesn't have the faintest idea what the 'DOW index values over the past 40 years' means. What would be the point of describing the content of my data to a moron who cannot understand it?
XML Basics (part 1)
XML Basics \(part 1\)
Struggling with XML? Can't figure out the difference between an entity and a namespace? Fear not - our XML series has all the answers. This introductory article discusses the origins and design goals of XML, the basic rules of XML markup, and how to use elements and attributes in an XML document.
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