XML in the Real World

“XML (Extensible Markup Language) may seem like one of those far-in-the-future W3C standards with no real-world impact, but it’s got practical applications

“XML (Extensible Markup Language) may seem like one of those far-in-the-future W3C standards with no real-world impact, but it’s got practical applications today. Don’t wait for XML to be incorporated into your favorite HTML editor before trying it. It can solve all sorts of internal and business-to-business system problems. At Sparks.com, we use XML as a way to standardize our data representation between different systems, ranging from Java objects to HTML data display. In particular, we found that we could share and manipulate our product data more easily by standardizing on a very basic XML structure. This process has opened our eyes to the many powerful ways that we can leverage XML. Here’s a detailed look at how we’re currently implementing it.”


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Date:
November 23, 2016
Author:
XPLANE