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What a Developer must know in XML

Arun Giridhar
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Joined: Mar 10, 2012
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Soon i'll be starting to learn XML just before that i want to know what all the things we need to know on XML (and it's flavors) as i know these days JSON are widely used . But still as a Developer what all i must learn in XML.Please give your suggestion.

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Learn for what purpose?
William Brogden
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I recommend working through some of the exercises in Harold's free online book. A bit dated perhaps but a good foundation.

At a minimum you need to understand the uses of the various types of XML parser.

Vijaya Raghava
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Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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It all depends upon what are your requirements.

whether you are a grasshopper or wanted some kinda expertise on this XML Technology, you must need to understand the following topics:

XML basics ( including Well-formed XML, CDATA, PCDATA and other basic concepts ).
XML Schema
XSLT and Parsers ( including SAX and DOM )

Apart from the above topics, you may also need to understand the generation of XML from Java objects, if you are a java developer.

With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
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