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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android manage strings.xml between customers and development teams

Can someone point me to a good solutions for this problem: We have 1 app and several customer in different parts of the world who all speak another language. Fortunately Android has the Strings.xml ...
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Is there a language for defining restful web services? [on hold]

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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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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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 ...
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Strategies for maintaining backwards compatibility when persisting objects to XML [duplicate]

I am using XStream to persist Java objects to files. This works fine and so far I have had no problems. However, in the course of development, the objects have changed. Some new properties have been ...
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Using XML as data storage

I was thinking about the XML format and the following quote: “XML is not a database. It was never meant to be a database. It is never going to be a database. Relational databases are proven ...
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What is a good design pattern for generating an Excel (xlsx) file in code?

See my Update at the bottom for more. I occasionally have projects where I have to output some data as an Excel file (xlsx format). The process is usually: User clicks some buttons in my ...
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How Generate sequence diagram from xmi file

I know we can generate an xmi file from a sequence diagram, but for inverse, I want to know if we can generate a sequence diagram from a xmi file with any tool(ie write my own code as xmi file which ...
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Database Password problem when using GIT to manage project that uses Spring to initiate Datasource

I use Spring Framework to code my Web Service, using Dependency injection to inject a DataSource bean into the DAO bean that will be used by the Web Service. I have all the database properties(Url, ...
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Should I be extracting strings from source in core java the way android does?

I just started doing android development stuff after getting pretty comfortable with Java. Android apps tend to do this weird thing where they have all strings for their program held in an XML file ...
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What is the hierarchical DB schema for this xml?

As per this link, this is the xml that maintains "BookStore" data. I see that number of occurences of author are varying for any book. xml's hierarchical representation of BookStore looks more ...
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What are technologies like XML, JSON, and YAML classified under? [closed]

What are technologies like XML, JSON, and YAML classified as? I already looked at Query Language Data-structured Language But neither appeared accurate... None of them are really meant for ...
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What exactly is the meaning of “node” in Document Object Model (DOM)?

I've searched for the definition of a "node" in a programming language and I am still finding it hard to understand. Could anyone advice me in simple, layman's terms: What is a node?
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Can I use US-ASCII and UTF-8 encoding interchangeably for an XML file without a XML root declaration?

My source XML does NOT contain the root declaration i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> And when I run the file command on it, I get: ASCII text, with very long lines, with CRLF ...
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How to deal with Windows .NET configuration files

We use the normal app.config file for the configuration of the application. Although it works for now it has some pretty significant drawbacks: Upgrading an application with a modified app.config is ...
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How to migrate an XML serialization framework in Java in a tightly coupled system?

I work for a company that uses XML for storing a bunch of serialized Java classes. The framework we use is Apache Betwixt (abandonded in 2008) and it's kind of pain to maintain and extend (it seemed ...
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Evaluating local storage for data persistence for small, stand-alone applications

TL;DR - I have a standalone application that will remain relatively small. I'm trying to evaluate between using XML files or a lightweight database for local storage of data that needs to be ...
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What is the most robust, extensible way to represent a contract in code? [closed]

I would like to find or create a syntax to express business contracts programmatically, and I am looking for a robust, flexible, future-resistant way to do this. A client should be able to add a ...
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Why can't an xml comment contain two hyphens

I was applying markdown comments in the xml comments of a config file when the XmlParser reported that two hyphens (--) are not allowed in xml comments. Checking the XML Specification, it appears ...
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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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Is it a bad practice to use empty node with value attribute in XML? [duplicate]

I created XML parsing logic that forces XML to be formatted like this: <fooList> <fooObject value="SomeValue1" /> <fooObject value="SomeValue2" /> </fooList> And ...
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Structuring the XML Response

I'm designing an XML response for a consuming application to take in, and I'm weighing two different designs. Currently I have a design as follows (where the Product element can repeat): ...
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A scheme to check only one namespace in an XML document

I want to validate an XML document against some XML scheme, but ignore all elements (and probably attributes) which are not of a given namespace. Does such a XML scheme language exist?
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Why doesn't libxml2 support XPath 2.0? [closed]

Libxml2 is the faster, stable and most popular "open DOM engine"... And the "XML C parser and toolkit of Gnome". The initial release of Libxml2 was September 1999, 13 years ago. XPath v1.0 was also ...
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Should I parse XML on the server or provide a proxy and let the browser parse it?

I need to interface with a 3rd party API. With this API I make a GET request from within the end user's browser and receive an XML response. This data is to be used in a browser based application ...
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What approach to use to query multiple XML files?

I'll be receiving tens of thousands of XML files, which will continue to grow with new files over time. I need to be able to query these files as a whole (like SQL querying all the records in a ...
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Should custom data elements be stored as XML or database entries?

There are a ton of questions like this, but they are mostly very generalized, so I'd like to get some views on my specific usage. General: I'm building a new project on my own in Django. It's focus ...
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Appropriate design / technologies to handle dynamic string formatting?

recently I was tasked with implementing a way of adding support for versioning of hardware packet specifications to one of our libraries. First a bit of information about the project. We have a ...
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Storing a looong lookup table

Background The product i am working on has a very long lookup-table. the table contains static data and cannot be auto generated. there are about 500 rows and 10 columns. columns have mostly integers ...
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Why do XML namespace URIs use the http scheme?

A XML namespace should be a URI, but it can use any URI scheme, including those that are not URLs. Then why do all widely used XML namespaces use the http scheme (e.g. ...
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Large invoice database structure and rendering

Our client has a MS SQL database that has 1 million customer invoice records in it. Using the database, our client wants its customers to be able to log into a frontend web site and then be able to ...
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Why XML is meant to be Software and Hardware independent?

While studying the features of XML, I got to know that XML is software and hardware independent. Can anyone explain me why it is meant like that?
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Jenkins: .NET website XML transforms, but no .sln or build file

We're setting up Jenkins for CI and deployments. We have .NET website that isn't managed through visual studio. Its a Logi Analytics application, so we develop exclusively through LogiStudio. As ...
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How and when should I design a simple mark-up language parser? [closed]

I want to write a simple markup language with its rendering engine. First, I am not completely sure when I should try this... I am only 12... But I am competent in C++ having learned through the Web ...
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If XML is so bad…why do so many people use it? [closed]

I understand the purpose of XML, but I always hear people complain about how BAD it is? I don't really understand whats so bad about it? I usually hear the terms "bloated" and "slow" tossed around. ...
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Designing XML - confused between attributes and elements [closed]

I have to design an xml structure to set standard data exchange with my client. We deal with payments and its related data. At now, my XML data looks like this: <PAYMENTS> ...