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Chapter 14. Working with XML

IN THIS CHAPTER

XML Document Structure 358

Parsing XML Documents 361

Creating XML Objects 362

Using Special Characters in XML 368

XML Namespaces 370

Validating XML 373

More XML Resources 381

Before XML, HTML, or any other standardized content markup language for communicating between computers, there was SGML (Standardized Generalized Markup Language). SGML was an open, flexible way to present content while also embedding information about the content in the same document. Unfortunately, SGML was bloated and difficult to understand. It was certainly flexible, but it wasn't easy to understand or use.


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