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    SitePoint Zealot freejavahelp's Avatar
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    Hi all

    I still don't really have a grasp on what exactly XML is and what exactly it can do. Also, what browsers is it compatible with? I am really picky about browser compatibility

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    XML is compatible with all brosers, its hard to explain, im not sure i know it completely also, but i know php has build in xml support, and its really easy to parse html tags for example a news site would be like
    <title>blah</title>
    <date>01-10-2000</date>
    which makes parsing sites, that are made with xml really easy, so basicly xml isnt frontend, as much as it is backend, not sure im right about this, but the only stuff ive seen it used for so far is backend.
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    Kat's Meow Senior ******* WebKat's Avatar
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    I am also just starting to learn about what XML can offer - here is the 1st resource that I have bookmarked that will help to answer your questions - with additional resource links! It is just one part of the Project Cool Developer Zone...

    Project Cool XML Zone - http://www.projectcool.com/developer/xmlz/
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    IE 5 and 5.5 as well as Mozilla/Netscape 6 are XML-friendly.

    However I do not believe XML is very useful as a client side format. Where it does shine is as an intermediary format while information is processed for the client. Another area it is very useful for is server-server information exchange.


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