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Issue 4.6


XML 101

Getting started with RB's XML Classes

Issue: 4.6 (July/August 2006)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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Unless your idea of computer programming still involves punch cards, you've at least heard of XML (eXtensible Markup Language). However, you may not have had a chance to use it much, or know how it can be used. Or perhaps you know something about XML but REALbasic's complex XML classes are bewildering. Either way, this article's going to be a gentle introduction to RB's XML classes. I don't claim to be an XML expert, but I am excited about using XML with REALbasic.

What Is XML?

Like HTML, the language of the Web, XML is a language of special tags enclosed within greater- and less-than brackets (<>). The key difference is that HTML uses a set of standard tags that have a pre-defined meaning, and that meaning usually indicates formatting or presentation. For instance, HTML's <b> indicates the text following it should be bold.

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