We've all heard it for years. Everything uses XML for something or other. Computer programs use it; help authoring tools use it; even web pages use it. XML stands for extensible markup language. HTML, or hypertext markup language, is a version of XML used to render web pages in browsers. Put another way, a web browser is a piece of software written to parse XML files in order to render the results in a human-readable form. But, what is the big deal with XML?
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