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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JSON or XML or other - most time efficient for largely “read” of structured data

Considering that using a relational DB or other hierarchical or such databases is not an option, looking for the alternative approach using a simple (but very fast, efficient, distributed KV-store). ...
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How to parse multiple xml files in a folder [closed]

After having some discussions with some others, it seems that a licensing project I'm going to be working on is going to rely on multiple xml files (one for each licensed app/feature) to identify and ...
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Why do we need URIs for XML namespaces?

I am trying to figure out why we need URIs for XML namespaces and I cannot find a purpose for that. Can anyone brighten me a little showing their use on a concrete example? EDIT: Ok so for ...
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Mapping different XML and CSV feeds

Not sure if this is the right venue to be asking this but here goes. A little background. I'm trying to build an ecommerce app that would allow sellers from other venues--like, amazon and newegg--to ...
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Why is XML called a “language” exactly?

I've been wondering why XML has an L in its name. By itself, XML doesn't "do" anything. It's just a data storage format, not a language! Languages "do" things. The way you get XML to "do" stuff, to ...
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Which document model to choose in different situations

I needed some custom document format and stumbled on this issue. DocBook does it this way <chapter> <title>Chapter 1</title> <para>Hello world!</para> ...
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Writing a valid test case for validating XMLs

How would I write a unit test, say JUnit, for validating an XML file? I have an application that creates a document as an XML file. In order to validate this XML structure, do I need to create an XML ...
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Generic file parser design in Java using the Strategy pattern

I am working on a product in which the responsibility of one of the modules is to parse XML files and dump the required content in a database. Even though the present requirement is only to parse XML ...
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Store encrypted data in XML

Context I work in the energy domain with devices that send data in clear text over some medium, that finally ends on a computer. The data is there decoded and stored in XML files. A current XML file ...
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How to call a specific element in XmlReader

You know that XmlReader reads like crazy and doesn't care about root element or anything, it just reads line by line on every element. My XML file is a student list with some of their data so ...
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Why storing a payroll in XML type field would be good or bad

We have a PAYROLL issues by the client to make it dynamic i.e. to make the whole process computerized. It includes: Employees Allowances (Scale wise, which could change yearly or monthly or ...
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How to save strings and integers permanently to a users device?

I'm building an app that requires the user to purchase content and sign to a User Agreement Contract. However, I'm not too sure where to start with in-app purchases and saving data types to the users ...
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Why use XML in Android?

From what I understand, isn't XML used for layouts and to setup how an activity looks? My book says that XML files are converted into Java code but then, why not just write everything in Java?
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Best way to flatten an XML document

Say you have a document like this: <names> <first>Joe</first> <last>Smoe</last> <phonenumbers> <phonenumber ...
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Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?

The guy who is in charge of our html emails is leaving and I have been asked to take over. We are an online retailer and send out an email once a week. An email will consist of a main image, a bit of ...
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Why do we need namespaces when making XML serialization?

I know this might be a very basic question, but I'm new to XML serialization and spent hours trying to read different pages. PS: this is a programming language independent question.
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Implementing a view updating system in C# with an XML-based model

I'm looking for feedback, whether my approach is sensible. Also not sure about what this paradigm is called, or technology that is most appropriate here. The question relates to figuring out a way ...
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Signing Soap/Xml Messages

When you sign a SOAP message with a private key, how does the server know your public key in order to verify it? I am connecting to a Datapower instance that sits in front of our actual Java web ...
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Secure way in authenticating credentials when Reading an xml file from the outside source

I started working on a project where I need to read and parse an xml file from a url. This url needs a credentials to successfully read the data from it, so I'm thinking while reading the file there ...
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OMG ASTM and weird languages (like Scheme, Ocaml, Haskell)

Abstract Syntax Tree Metamodel (ASTM) is an OMG standard to represent ASTs. In my very partial and limited understanding (I only spend an hour or two glancing into that spec), it is notably defining ...
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Efficient way in comparing two lists

I have created two lists of objects: One is records from an xml and the other is records from the database. The rule is check if the record from an xml exist in the database then exclude. I have ...
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Moving Java static variables into XML

I've been working on a small Java project by myself for a department that does not do a lot of software development but mostly database stuff. I showed my boss the code I've been writing and he saw ...
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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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How is rendering a Word document different from rendering a website? [closed]

Now, it doesn't necessarily have to be Word — for ease of comparison, let's use ODT, which is based on XML — which is pretty similar to HTML. That would, to my mind, make rendering an ODT ...
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Should I use a unit testing framework to validate XML documents?

From http://www.w3.org/XML/Schema: [XML Schemas] provide a means for defining the structure, content and semantics of XML documents. I'm using an XML Schema (XSD) to validate several large XML ...
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Architecture supporting digitally signing of tons of soap requests [closed]

What is the optimal architecture for such case: Web application(.Net Web Forms) connects to third party web service via wcf. Third party web service accepts only digitally signed soap requests Some ...
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Differences between XML and JSON for data exchange

I'm wondering about the differences between XML and JSON. Without any regard to existing processing tools and backend systems and merely as a means of representing data is there anything JSON does ...
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Best practices in storing chunks of external code

I am building a wrapper to a load-testing tool that will take configuration and scenario files as yaml and build a large, unwieldy xml file which will be destroyed when it is no longer needed. A ...
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What is the best data model to represent mathematical range (in database, xml, json…)?

For example, greater or equal to 50 and smaller than 100 (>=50 && < 100) smaller than 10 or greater than 40 (<10 || >40) I have been thinking about how to represent ...
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Update XML file versus overwriting XML file [closed]

I have a console application that will make modifications to 1200 systems remotely using SCCM. One of the items to be modified is a GUI menu app that is XML driven to display buttons that launch other ...
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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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Parsing XML to two separate (WInForm) controls

I've spent a great deal of time researching a solution to my issue with very little success. I'm rather new with .NET and vb.net so I apologize if this seems simple to anyone else. I had a first ...
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Should I have a separate XML settings file for my application?

I want to be able to add some objects to my application by simply adding a XML node to a config file. Should I put it in the app.config file or should I make a separate XML config file? A node would ...
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Which one to choose: XML attribute or Sub node?

We want to export some data from our data base as XML. For example, a Person can have age, name and some other properties. We have two choices to define the XML format. Choice #1: <Persons> ...
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Is there a language for defining restful web services? [closed]

I'm implementing a restful service automation tool for client applications. Basically, the tool takes a config file that defines restful resources, and creates some DTOs and resource classes for ...
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XQL vs. XQuery vs.

I am studying some standards and tools for XML, but I confused with some terms and standards and their differences What is XQL? It seems the same as XQuery and somehow even similar to XPath? Are XQL ...
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YAML: translating free-flowing text from XML

I'm studying YAML as a replacement for XML, but I'm experiencing difficulties when dealing with elements containing free-flowing text with embedded elements. For instance, the following XML document: ...
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How do I deal with the following technical issue? [closed]

I am a Java Programmer and I am relatively new to Java(1 Year). I am working for a small startup company. My problem is a bit strange and I am facing it a bit difficult to deal with and explain also. ...
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Large file / data transfer in a Microservice Architecture

My company is currently working on adopting a microservice architecture but we are encountering some growing pains (shock!) along the way. One of the key contention points we are facing is how to ...
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Reading Element Names vs Reading Element Attributes: Speed

I am working on a project where there are a whole bunch of strings being stored in an XML file for later retrieval. Stored with each string are between 0-10 tags that a user can use to access and sort ...
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Custom serializer or create base class which implements IXmlSerializable?

I am working on a project where I have very specific xml serialization specifications, that is: Some properties are elements, some are attributes Some properties are required others aren't Some ...
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Run a c++ program under lots of different data maps

I want to run a c++ program to process a lot of data from different xml files and output results. I run the program once per file and potentially have around 50 different files. The trouble is each ...
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Transforming XML to JSON in C++ [closed]

Working with XML in C++ seems a bit of a pain and I'm looking at a way to output JSON. I've stumbled on two different approaches: A) XSLT transformations: ...
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Using XML to store and edit data records in Java

I want to use XML to store data for an assignment . In this Java assignment I'll get data from the user in form of lines in a file below INSERT INTO student(id,name,family,isMale) VALUES ...
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Choosing how to approach Geocoding Requests

I am about to begin writing a program in c# that will read Addresses from a source file create a Geocoding request, sent it to Google Maps API, get the response choose the coordinates from the xml and ...
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Why not XHTML5?

So, HTML5 is the Big Step Forward, I'm told. The last step forward we took that I'm aware of was the introduction of XHTML. The advantages were obvious: simplicity, strictness, the ability to use ...
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Why is XML type safe?

Why do they say that XML provides type safety and how is it expressed in the XML itself? How is it different from JSON (for example) which (as I understand) is not type safe?
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Converting a one-to-many xml design to a many-to-many

I have an xml file format that looks something like this: <topLevelTag> <category name="foo"> <item attrib="value">ItemName</item> <item ...
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Optional Member Data

I am creating a strong binding of an XML specification and I am essentially trying to "flatten" the specification as much as possible, so that it won't feel like you are manipulating an XML tree. ...
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Is there accepted decimal-based Unicode notation for technical audiences?

When writing for technical audiences, there are various ways to type Unicode representations, but they all seem to be Hexadecimal: \uFFFF - From C# / Java Strings \U0000FFFF - From C# / Java Strings ...