Dr. Drew Hwang, CIS, Cal Poly Pomona
E-commerce Application Development
A Retail Extranet
FTP vs. WS
XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C, and several other related specifications, all free open standards.(wikipedia)
Use customized tags to describe and manage data in specific applications
Displayable in HTML
Emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability over the Internet.
Applications including RSS, Atom, SOAP, XHTML, etc.
The new data format for EDI
XML declaration (which version?)
XML DTD specification (which .dtd?)
Root element (container element)
Sub-element (children element)
.xml for XML; .dtd for DTDs
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