Hello Everyone, I'm planning to take IBM-141 sometime in the future but there are some questions that are nagging me. As I understand it, XML is used to describe data and is far more efficient than HTML. I havent started preparing for it yet but I would appreciate if someone could shed light on why we need XML and for what purposes is it being used widely in IT industry. I'm asking this cos I know there are already some of you in this forum who are using it for various purposes. I just want to get your perspective on why it is so powerful if in fact it is. Thanks in advance, Srinivas
I haven't used it, but from what I heard and read, it is a useful format for representing data. Data is XML format can be transformed using XSLT or CSS for different web or print forms. It can also be used as a data transfer format. Database packages can output data in XML format for use by other applications.
There is an interesting discussion going on in the JavaRanch XML forum. Check it out. You will also find a plethora of very informative topics in the XML forum on general issues related to use, scope and growth of the XML technology. I encourage you to browse through the old topics. Although this background is not necessary to pass the test, it will give you a broader perspective.
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Thanks Joseph & Ajith. I'll definitely take a peek at it. Srinivas
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