What is xml: Definition and 14 Discussions

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language and file format for storing, transmitting, and reconstructing arbitrary data. It defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. The World Wide Web Consortium's XML 1.0 Specification of 1998 and several other related specifications—all of them free open standards—define XML.The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability across the Internet. It is a textual data format with strong support via Unicode for different human languages. Although the design of XML focuses on documents, the language is widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures such as those used in web services.
Several schema systems exist to aid in the definition of XML-based languages, while programmers have developed many application programming interfaces (APIs) to aid the processing of XML data.

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    Can I put radio buttons above an ImageView in a ScrollView?

    Hi everyone I'd like to set an ImageView background for a menu screen that uses ScrollView, ConstrainedLayout and Radio Buttons. This is possible if I hardcode the width and height of the ImageView, but I don't want to do this because it might ruin the formatting on some models of phone. I'd...
  2. shivajikobardan

    Comp Sci XML and JS to make a website-:

    This is the part of our whole syllabus. As you can guess from it, the goal of syllabus is not to make us program website using these technologies, rather to just learn what are they (I find this syllabus is pretty useless as it is fully overloaded with contents, and at the end you learn nth)...
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    Where does XML fit in relation to website and webpages?

    Hello, I understand that webpages are created using HTML which defines the structure of the document using a finite number of specified tags, like <p>, <head> etc. In XML, the user can create customized tags (as long as certain rules are respected). The XML file recipient must then be able to...
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    MHB Creating XML DTDs from UML Class Diagram

    The question first asks to generate a UML class diagram for a bus company, which I did in the attached image. The methods arent filled in. Then the Q asks to" generate several XML DTDS, with atleast 1 attribute in each DTD, and take care to represent associations between classes" Im familiar...
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    XML & Servlets: Predefined Tags & More

    Before I started self learning servlets I had to learn XML first and I learned that XML has no predefined tags instead they are invented, but while learning servlets I came across tags that are predefined in my eclipse i.e. <servlet-mapping> and <url-pattern>. Am I not understanding this...
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    Deciphering a coordinate system in an XML file

    Hello, firstly I have to make the usual apologies of ignorance and inexperience, but that's why I'm here! I have a library of XML files which each contain two sets of image data. Together they make something very similar to this:http://imgur.com/vjs7MRH The grey and red points are given in...
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    XML Animation List Duration not working

    I am creating a border for an image view using xml. This is what I have: <animation-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android" > <item android:duration="200"> <shape android:shape="rectangle" > <stroke...
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    Need help with XML and Schemas for creating a complex photo gallery?

    I Need to create an xml file that involves having a gallery root element and photos inside that have multiple elements to them. I am not quite sure if I am doing anything right because I am so new to xml and there are not much tutorials out that are helpful. instructions: Extend your XML...
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    Finding Location Data from Private Google Calendar XML Feeds

    Hello, Using Yahoo Pipes it is possible to quite easily extract the location data from the XML feed of a public Google calendar and GeoTag it on to a map automatically (see http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=d696db6de1dda5c86fc8fa59bbef6aec ) I am trying to create a version of...
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    Can I open xml files as text documents?

    Our teacher gave us a practice test on a cd and all the questions are xml files. How do I read the information on them?
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    Create XML Reader in C for Sun Machine

    I have to write a routine that reads in csv data and appends it in an xml template and saves it. I am not allowed to use C# or C++. It must be in C. I am running it on a Sun machine. Our team has come up with the reader for the nodes of the xml. I've checked several websites looking for example...
  12. DaveC426913

    Understanding XML: Elements vs Attributes

    What's the design difference between elements and attributes? What I'm asking is: what makes you decide that something should be an element versus an attribute? <pet> <name>Spike</name> </pet>i.e: which is better?<pet name="Spike"> </pet> Does the difference lie in the fact that 'Spike'...
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    How can I use C/C++ to read XML data structures?

    I just started to learn XML yesterday, first, I would really love to know what it could helped indeed. Second, can you give a simple example of using C/C++ to read the content of a simple XML file that has only data of a member in a family? All my sincere thanks are sent to you if you could...
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    Learn how to write over the data contained within xml file

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