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XML Basics

XML Basics

In HTML (HyperText Markup Language) you can make a paragraph look like a heading by putting <H1> at the beginning and </H1> after it. Adding this label is called tagging the paragraph with the <H1> (“heading 1”) tag. Similarly, you can make a word bold by tagging it with <B> (and </B>, which ends the tag). Most HTML tags or codes tell a Web browser what your content should look like.

XML (Extensible Markup Language, which is a descendent of SGML: the Standard Generalized Markup Language) is a way of applying any kind of tag to your content—you can even make up your own bizarre tags. Most XML documents focus entirely on what your content is—what it means—rather than what it should look like. For instance, your XML might include tags like <author>, <title>, and <publisher> (yes, tags are always surrounded by angle brackets). Later, you can use an XML processing program to convert these tags into something else by mapping tags to HTML tags, or XPress Tags, or some other kind of formatting. (No, this kind of processor utility isn't included with QuarkXPress.)


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