The Differences Between XML and HTML

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Nesting matters in XML

In this article, we first explain XML terminology and concepts by reviewing a simple example. Next, we discuss the differences between HTML and XML programming. Along the way, you will learn essential tips for working with XML, so if you are coming from a web design background, you will find our practical tips and advice very helpful.

What Is XML?

XML is essentially an agreement among people to store and share textual data using standard methods. XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language, while XSL stands for eXtensible Stylesheet Language. Below is an example of a simple XML code.