my first impression of XML was that it was intended for people who participate in extreme sports (or atleast the same generation)! But, what you need to kick-off your first XML is a notepad application and basic understanding of the markup(xml).
text file formats were look apon as inefficient, but today they are better supported because of larger hard drives and computer speeds(binary files are smaller and faster). Large companies created binaries (vs. text files) for their standard and made their standard theirs(proprietary).
Hello XML! with xml text file, you aren`t required to purchase a specific application to read the file format from the drive. and this is wonderful for your biz notes and documents because you can read the file without the application(eg. Excel).
You don`t even need a database to save informatin in XML and searches can be done with Find command in notepad!
I am in the process of merging my dBase database and XML technology to create a custom buisness application - no programmers needed, too!
you can buy books on ebaY for couple of bucks:
XML Extensible Markup Language by Elliote Rusty Harold
- will get you into coding, and excited
ebXML by Alan Kotok & David R.R. Webber
- understanding XML and its benefits (for business people)
XML The Annotated Specification by Bob DuCharme
- annotated W3C standard with definitions
every business is a knowledge biz and XML is the
new standard for markup documents and website
apps. startup costs $25./20 hours (basics for your
by the way FireFox browser is fully compatible,
IE isn`t - I heard a rumor that micros*ft isn`t fully
on the XML standard - wonder why$
(by the way if you could rate me, if I get
any lower - i will be # 1. thanks)
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