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What is CDATA section in XML
What is CDATA section in XML? All data is normally parsed in XML but if you want to exclude some elements you will need to put those elements in CDATA.
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What is element and attributes in XML
What is element and attributes in XML? In the below example invoice is the element and the invnumber the attribute. &lt;invoice invnumber=1002>&lt;/invoic e>
2007-10-31, 5127👍, 0💬

What is CSS
What is CSS? With CSS you can format a XML document.
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What is the difference between XML and HTML
What is the difference between XML and HTML? XML describes data while HTML describes how the data should be displayed. So HTML is about displaying information while XML is about describing information.
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What Is XML
What is XML? XML is the Extensible Markup Language. It improves the functionality of the Web by letting you identify your information in a more accurate, flexible, and adaptable way. It is extensible because it is not a fixed format like HTML (which is a single, predefined markup language). Instead,...
2007-04-11, 5059👍, 0💬

Which are the namespaces in .NET used for XML
Which are the namespaces in .NET used for XML? “System.xml.dll” is the actual physical file which has all XML implementation. Below are the commonly used namespaces: System.Xml System.Xml.Schema System.Xml.XPath System.Xml.Xsl
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Does XML Replace HTML
Does XML replace HTML? No. XML itself does not replace HTML. Instead, it provides an alternative which allows you to define your own set of markup elements. HTML is expected to remain in common use for some time to come, and the current version of HTML is in XML syntax. XML is designed to make the w...
2007-04-11, 5032👍, 0💬

What Is SGML
What is SGML? SGML is the Standard Generalized Markup Language (ISO 8879:1986), the international standard for defining descriptions of the structure of different types of electronic document. There is an SGML FAQ from David Megginson at http://math.albany.edu:8800/hm /sgml/cts-faq.htmlFAQ;and Robin...
2007-04-11, 5009👍, 0💬

Using XML with Non-Latin Characters
Can XML use non-Latin charac'ters? Yes. The XML Specification explicitly says XML uses ISO 10646, the international standard character repertoire which covers most known languages. Unicode is an identical repertoire, and the two standards track each other. The spec says (2.2): All XML processors mus...
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What is XML
What is XML? XML (Extensible markup language) is all about describing data. Below is a XML which describes invoice data. &lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> &lt;invoice> &lt;productname>Shoes &lt;qty>12 &lt;totalcost>100 &lt;discount>10 &lt;/invoice> An XML tag...
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What is ROOT element in XML
What is ROOT element in XML? In our XML sample given previously &lt;invoice>&lt;/invoi ce>tag is the root element. Root element is the top most elements for a XML.
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Extract a specific attribute from an element using XSLT
Using XSLT, how would you extract a specific attribute from an element in an XML document? Successful candidates should recognize this as one of the most basic applications of XSLT. If they are not able to construct a reply similar to the example below, they should at least be able to identify the c...
2007-04-11, 4890👍, 0💬

Walking us through the steps necessary to parse XML documents
Can you walk us through the steps necessary to parse XML documents? Superficially, this is a fairly basic question. However, the point is not to determine whether candidates understand the concept of a parser but rather have them walk through the process of parsing XML documents step-by-step. Determ...
2007-04-11, 4882👍, 0💬

SOAP and XML
What is SOAP and how does it relate to XML? The Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) uses XML to define a protocol for the exchange of information in distributed computing environments. SOAP consists of three components: an envelope, a set of encoding rules, and a convention for representing remote ...
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DOM and XML
What is DOM and how does it relate to XML? The Document Object Model (DOM) is an interface specification maintained by the W3C DOM Workgroup that defines an application independent mechanism to access, parse, or update XML data. In simple terms it is a hierarchical model that allows developers to ma...
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Do I have to know HTML or SGML before I learn XML
Do I have to know HTML or SGML before I learn XML? No. Although it's useful because a lot of XML terminology and practice derives from two decades' experience of SGML. Be aware that "knowing HTML" is not the same as "understanding SGML". Although HTML was written as an SGML application, browsers ign...
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What is the difference between XML and C or C++ or Java
What is the difference between XML and C or C++ or Java? C and C++ (and other languages like FORTRAN, or Pascal, or Visual Basic, or Java or hundreds more) are programming languages with which you specify calculations, actions, and decisions to be carried out in order. XML is a markup specification ...
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Creating External References in DTD
When constructing an XML DTD, how do you create an external entity reference in an attribute value? Every interview session should have at least one trick question. Although possible when using SGML, XML DTDs don't support defining external entity references in attribute values. It's more important ...
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What Is a Markup Language
What Is a Markup Language? A markup language is a set of words and symbols for describing the identity of pieces of a document (for example, 'this is a paragraph', 'this is a heading', 'this is a list', 'this is the caption of this figure', etc). Programs can use this with a stylesheet to create out...
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How does XML handle white-space in my documents
How does XML handle white-space in my documents? All white-space, including linebreaks, TAB characters, and normal spaces, even between structural elements where no text can ever appear, is passed by the parser unchanged to the application (browser, formatter, viewer, converter, etc), identifying th...
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Using XML Files with SGML Tools
If XML is just a subset of SGML, can I use XML files directly with existing SGML tools? Yes, provided you use up-to-date SGML software which knows about the WebSGML Adaptations TC to ISO 8879 (the features needed to support XML, such as the variant form for EMPTY elements; some aspects of the SGML D...
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Building Search Engines for Large Volumes of XML Data
How would you build a search engine for large volumes of XML data? The way candidates answer this question may provide insight into their view of XML data. For those who view XML primarily as a way to denote structure for text files, a common answer is to build a full-text search and handle the data...
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Why Is XML Such an Important Development?
Why is XML such an important development? It removes two constraints which were holding back Web developments: Dependence on a single, inflexible document type (HTML) which was being much abused for tasks it was never designed for; The complexity of full SGML, whose syntax allows many powerful but h...
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How can I make my existing HTML files work in XML
How can I make my existing HTML files work in XML? Either convert them to conform to some new document type (with or without a DTD or Schema) and write a stylesheet to go with them; or edit them to conform to XHTML. It is necessary to convert existing HTML files because XML does not permit end-tag m...
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