XML Summary. What is Next?
XML can be used to exchange, share, and store data.
XML documents form a tree structure that starts at "the root" and branches to "the leaves".
XSLT is used to transform XML into other formats like HTML.
All modern browsers have a built-in XML parser that can read and manipulate XML.
The DOM (Document Object Model) defines a standard way for accessing XML.
The XMLHttpRequest object provides a way to communicate with a server after a web page has loaded.
XML Namespaces provide a method to avoid element name conflicts.
Text inside a CDATA section is ignored by the parser.
Our XML examples also represent a summary of this XML tutorial.
What to Study Next?
Our recommendation is to learn about the XML DOM and XSLT.
If you want to learn more about validating XML, we recommend DTD and XML Schema.
Below is a short description of each subject.
XML DOM (Document Object Model)
The XML DOM defines a standard way for accessing and manipulating XML documents.
If you want to learn more about the DOM, please visit our XML DOM tutorial.
XSLT (XML Stylesheet Language Transformations)
XSLT is the style sheet language for XML files.
With XSLT you can transform XML documents into other formats, like XHTML.
If you want to learn more about XSLT, please visit our XSLT tutorial.
XML DTD (Document Type Definition)
The purpose of a DTD is to define what elements, attributes and entities are legal in an XML document.
With DTD, each of your XML files can carry a description of its own format with it.
DTD can be used to verify that the data you receive, and your own data, is valid.
If you want to learn more about DTD, please visit our DTD tutorial.
XML Schema is an XML based alternative to DTD.
Unlike DTD, XML Schemas has support for data types, and XML Schema use XML Syntax.
If you want to learn more about XML Schema, please visit our XML Schema tutorial.
W3Schools' Online Certification
The perfect solution for professionals who need to balance work, family, and career building.
More than 10 000 certificates already issued!
The HTML Certificate documents your knowledge of HTML.
The HTML5 Certificate documents your knowledge of advanced HTML5.
The CSS Certificate documents your knowledge of advanced CSS.
The jQuery Certificate documents your knowledge of jQuery.
The PHP Certificate documents your knowledge of PHP and SQL (MySQL).
The XML Certificate documents your knowledge of XML, XML DOM and XSLT.
The ASP Certificate documents your knowledge of ASP, SQL, and ADO.
Thank You For Helping Us!
Your message has been sent to W3Schools.