Open xml file
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What is xml file?
An xml file extension is commonly used for files written in Extensible Markup Language. An xml file is used in various areas of computer industry and many program languages are just derivatives of XML. These xml files can be opened and edited in any text editor or IDE.
xml file description
File extension xml is commonly used for files written in Extensible Markup Language (XML).
The xml file is structured text file with various content for many programs.
XML is a human-readable, machine-understandable, general syntax for describing hierarchical data, applicable to a wide range of applications (databases, e-commerce, Java, web development, searching, etc.).
XML custom tags enable the definition, transmission, validation, and interpretation of data between applications and between organizations.
XML is a subset of SGML and is a metalanaguage providing the rules and conventions to be used to create other languages following these rules. These other languages are called XML-applications.
There are thousands of XML-applications such as MathML (Mathematics Markup Language), CML (Chemical Markup Language), CDF, OSD, HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language), RDF (Resource Description Framework), MML (Music Markup Language)
XML documents can be created with any text-editor just like HTML documents or dynamically by program. XML, however, is much stricter with its rules. XML documents need to be well-formed (e.g. element names, i.e. tags, are case sensitive and must be ended, unlike HTML) and for data vailidity they also need to be valid (i.e. be associated with a DTD which contains definitions of and relationships between elements).
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
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