A simple, very flexible text format that stands for eXtensible Markup Language, that can be used to exchange, share, and store data. It is easily parsed by computers, but is also readable by programmers. Use this tag for questions related to topics about using XML.

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XML and Registry

Which method is considered to be best practice for setting storage for applications: XML or Registry? What are the benefits/downsides of using either of these?
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When should I use the XML data type in SQL Server?

When should I use the XML data type in Microsoft SQL Server?
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Versioning millions of files with distributed SCM

I'm looking into the feasibility of using off-the-shelf distributed SCMs such as Git or Mercurial to manage millions of XML files. Each file would be a commercial transaction, such as a purchase order,...
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XML in the attribute of other XML

Today, another developer was talking to me about how he addressed an issue he was working on. The solution he found was to stick a string of escaped XML into the attribute of another XML element. In ...
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What are the advantages of storing xml in a relational database?

I was poking around the AdventureWorks database today and I noticed that a number of tables (HumanResources.JobCandidate and Sales.Individual for example) have a column which is storing xml data. ...
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Good abbreviations for XML … things

I've never been very good at maintaining a coherent bunch of variable names for interfacing with XML files because I never name the variables in my interfaces the same way across my source. There are ...
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Looking for a large collection of XML files [closed]

Hey, I'm writing a program that I need to test with 1000s of XML files - any idea where I can get some?
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Guidance for Web XML Api's

I have to create an API for our application that is accessible over HTTP. I envision the API's responses to be simple XML documents. It won't be a REST API (not in the strict sense of REST). I am ...
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What is meant by XML/XSLT/XPath and asynchronous programming?

I understand that (1) XML/XSLT/XPath and (2) asynchronous programming may not be related to one another. My questions are: When a C# developer job is advertised saying: "the following skill is ...
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Optimizing XML based protocol

We have recently replaced binary based communication protocol with XML one (between browser based client and server). The implementation is almost complete, however I am looking for ways to improve ...
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How important is XML for a developer? [closed]

Is it must that every developer should know XML? How important is XML for a developer? Any suggestion...
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What is the importance of XML in the world of JSON?

How important is it to learn XML when JSON is able to do almost all that I need? Having said that, I use JSON mainly for AJAX requests and obtaining data from various APIs. I am a total newbie to web ...