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Your message has been sent to W3Schools. Retrieved from " https: Category Comparisons List. HOW TO. XML data binding is the binding of XML documents to a hierarchy of custom and strongly typed objects, in contrast to the generic objects created by a DOM parser. The Bootstrap Certificate documents your knowledge of the Bootstrap framework.
You can create content and mark it up with delimiting tags, making each word, phrase, or chunk into identifiable, sortable information. The files, or document instances, you create consist of elements tags and content, and the elements help the documents to be understood fairly well when read from printouts or even processed electronically.
The more descriptive the elements, the more a document's parts can be identified. From the early days of markup to today, one advantage of tagging content is that if a computer system is lost, the data in print can still be understood from its tags. XML is designed as an easy-to-use and easy-to-extend markup language. With XML, you can create your own elements, giving you the freedom to precisely represent your pieces of information.
Rather than treating your documents as headings and paragraphs, you can identify each part within the document. For efficiency, you'll want to define a finite list of your elements and stick to them.
As you start out and get used to XML, feel free to experiment with element names as you build practice files. As I mentioned, your XML files will consist of content plus markup. You place much of your content in elements by surrounding your content with tags. For example, suppose you need to create an XML cookbook. To mark up the recipe name, you enclose that text in your element by placing the beginning tag before your text and the ending tag after your text.
You might call the element recipename. Then, type your text Ice Cream Sundae. These tags form an element, into which you can enter content or even other elements. You can create element names for individual documents or for document sets. You can craft the rules for how the elements fit together based on your specific needs.
You can be very specific or keep element names more generic. You can create rules for what each element is allowed to contain and make these rules strict, lax, or something in between.
Just be sure to create elements that identify the parts of your documents that you feel are important. Because this declaration must be first in the file, if you plan to combine smaller XML files into a larger file, you might want to omit this optional information. The root element's beginning and end tags surround your XML document's content.
Only one root element is in the file, and you need this "wrapper" to contain it all. See Download for the full XML file. When you create your XML, be sure that your beginning and end tags match in case. If the case doesn't match, you might get an error when you use or view the XML. Internet Explorer, for example, will not display the file content if the case is mismatched.
We recommend reading this tutorial, in the sequence listed in the left menu. If you try all the examples, you will learn a lot about XML in a very short time! W3Schools' Online Certification The perfect solution for professionals who need to balance work, family, and career building.
More than 25 certificates already issued! HOW TO. Your E-mail: Page address: Stream-oriented facilities require less memory and, for certain tasks based on a linear traversal of an XML document, are faster and simpler than other alternatives. Tree-traversal and data-binding APIs typically require the use of much more memory, but are often found more convenient for use by programmers; some include declarative retrieval of document components via the use of XPath expressions.
XSLT is designed for declarative description of XML document transformations, and has been widely implemented both in server-side packages and Web browsers. SAX is fast and efficient to implement, but difficult to use for extracting information at random from the XML, since it tends to burden the application author with keeping track of what part of the document is being processed. It is better suited to situations in which certain types of information are always handled the same way, no matter where they occur in the document.
Pull parsing  treats the document as a series of items read in sequence using the iterator design pattern. This allows for writing of recursive descent parsers in which the structure of the code performing the parsing mirrors the structure of the XML being parsed, and intermediate parsed results can be used and accessed as local variables within the methods performing the parsing, or passed down as method parameters into lower-level methods, or returned as method return values to higher-level methods.
Examples of pull parsers include Data:: XmlReader in the. A pull parser creates an iterator that sequentially visits the various elements, attributes, and data in an XML document. Code that uses this iterator can test the current item to tell, for example, whether it is a start-tag or end-tag, or text , and inspect its attributes local name, namespace , values of XML attributes, value of text, etc.
The code can thus extract information from the document as it traverses it. The recursive-descent approach tends to lend itself to keeping data as typed local variables in the code doing the parsing, while SAX, for instance, typically requires a parser to manually maintain intermediate data within a stack of elements that are parent elements of the element being parsed.
Pull-parsing code can be more straightforward to understand and maintain than SAX parsing code. Document Object Model DOM is an API that allows for navigation of the entire document as if it were a tree of node objects representing the document's contents.
A DOM document can be created by a parser, or can be generated manually by users with limitations. Data types in DOM nodes are abstract; implementations provide their own programming language-specific bindings.
DOM implementations tend to be memory intensive, as they generally require the entire document to be loaded into memory and constructed as a tree of objects before access is allowed. XML data binding is the binding of XML documents to a hierarchy of custom and strongly typed objects, in contrast to the generic objects created by a DOM parser.
This approach simplifies code development, and in many cases allows problems to be identified at compile time rather than run-time. It is suitable for applications where the document structure is known and fixed at the time the application is written. NET Framework. XML has appeared as a first-class data type in other languages.
NET 3. The versatility of SGML for dynamic information display was understood by early digital media publishers in the late s prior to the rise of the Internet. Dan Connolly added SGML to the list of W3C's activities when he joined the staff in ; work began in mid when Sun Microsystems engineer Jon Bosak developed a charter and recruited collaborators.
Bosak was well connected in the small community of people who had experience both in SGML and the Web. XML was compiled by a working group of eleven members,  supported by a roughly member Interest Group. Technical debate took place on the Interest Group mailing list and issues were resolved by consensus or, when that failed, majority vote of the Working Group. A record of design decisions and their rationales was compiled by Michael Sperberg-McQueen on December 4, Halfway through the project Bray accepted a consulting engagement with Netscape , provoking vociferous protests from Microsoft.
Bray was temporarily asked to resign the editorship. This led to intense dispute in the Working Group, eventually solved by the appointment of Microsoft's Jean Paoli as a third co-editor. The XML Working Group never met face-to-face; the design was accomplished using a combination of email and weekly teleconferences.
The major design decisions were reached in a short burst of intense work between August and November ,  when the first Working Draft of an XML specification was published. From SGML comes the separation of logical and physical structures elements and entities , the availability of grammar-based validation DTDs , the separation of data and metadata elements and attributes , mixed content, the separation of processing from representation processing instructions , and the default angle-bracket syntax.
Ideas that developed during discussion that are novel in XML included the algorithm for encoding detection and the encoding header, the processing instruction target, the xml: There are two current versions of XML. The first XML 1. It has undergone minor revisions since then, without being given a new version number, and is currently in its fifth edition, as published on November 26, It is widely implemented and still recommended for general use.
The second XML 1. It contains features some contentious that are intended to make XML easier to use in certain cases. Prior to its fifth edition release, XML 1. The fifth edition substitutes the mechanism of XML 1.
The approach taken in the fifth edition of XML 1. In the fifth edition, XML names may contain characters in the Balinese , Cham , or Phoenician scripts among many others added to Unicode since Unicode 3.
Almost any Unicode code point can be used in the character data and attribute values of an XML 1. In character data and attribute values, XML 1.
Among the supported control characters in XML 1. Whitespace characters are the only control codes that can be written directly. There has been discussion of an XML 2. The working group is not chartered to produce any official standards. XML and its extensions have regularly been criticized for verbosity, complexity and redundancy.
However, XML data binding systems allow applications to access XML data directly from objects representing a data structure of the data in the programming language used, which ensures type safety , rather than using the DOM or SAX to retrieve data from a direct representation of the XML itself.
This is accomplished by automatically creating a mapping between elements of the XML schema XSD of the document and members of a class to be represented in memory.
Other criticisms attempt to refute the claim that XML is a self-describing language  though the XML specification itself makes no such claim. JSON , YAML , and S-Expressions are frequently proposed as simpler alternatives see Comparison of data serialization formats ;  that focus on representing highly structured data rather than documents, which may contain both highly structured and relatively unstructured content.