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Chapter 10. Databases > Understanding XML

Understanding XML

Extensible markup language (XML) is a versatile data-storage format. XML can hold complex data structures while maintaining a rather simple format (plain text). XML is completely customizable to your needs, or can follow a predetermined format specified by an XML Schema Definition (XSD). A full reference to XML and XSD can be found at the W3 Consortium’s Web site.

In this section we’ll create an XML document that will be used in the following sections to create a dynamic blog. (See the sidebar “What Is a Blog?” for more information about blogs.)


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