XML

Workshop

The Workshop is designed to help you anticipate possible questions, review what you've learned, and begin learning how to put your knowledge into practice.

Quiz

1.

What is meant by the description of XML as a meta-language?

2.

What is XHTML?

3.

What organizational body oversees standardized web technologies such as HTML and XML?

Quiz Answers

1.

When XML is referred to as a meta-language, it means that XML is a language used to create other markup languages. Similar to a meta-language is metadata, which is data that is used to describe other data. XML relies heavily on metadata to add meaning to the content in XML documents. RDF and OWL are examples of XML vocabularies that expand on the concept of metadata by attempting to add meaning to web pages.

2.

XHTML is the XML-compliant version of HTML, which you will learn about in Adding Structure To The Web With XHTML.

3.

Most standardized web technologies, such as HTML and XML, are overseen by the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, which is an organizational body that helps to set standards for the Web.

Exercises

1.

Consider how you might construct a custom markup language for data of your own. Do you have a collection of movie posters you'd like to store in XML, or how about your Wiffle ball team's stats? What kind of custom tags would you use to code this data?

2.

Visit the W3C Web site at http://www.w3.org/ and browse around to get a feel for the different web technologies overseen by the W3C.

by BrainBellupdated
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