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XML Newbie

Sara Jahan
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Joined: Apr 20, 2003
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I have started looking for jobs after a sabbatical of about a year or so. Now, I have used XML only for configuration - like SQL maps for iBATIS, struts-config, application resources, etc.

During my last interview, I was asked whether I have parsed any XML?

Now, I want to know when do you specifically parse xml? What are the usage scenarios? How or where are you guys using xml?

[ October 25, 2005: Message edited by: Sara Jahan ]
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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If you consume XML in your code -- i.e., if you're coding iBATIS or anything else that uses XML for configuration or input data -- then you need to parse XML; that's always the first step. This includes virtually all programming with XML, as opposed to simply preparing XML documents to use as input to some piece of software.

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Sara Jahan
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Thank you!
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