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hpr3393 :: We need to talk about XML

An extensible markup language? This is too good to be true!

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Hosted by klaatu on 2021-08-04 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: xml,data,markup,markdown.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (2)

Klaatu introduces XML.

The sample XML document discussed in this episode is:


<xml>
  <sol>
    <planet>
      <name>
        Mercury
      </name>
      <albedo>
        0.11
      </albedo>
    </planet>
    <planet>
      <name>
        Venus
      </name>
      <albedo>
        0.7
      </albedo>
    </planet>
    <planet>
      <name>
        Terra
      </name>
      <albedo>
        0.39
      </albedo>
    </planet>
  </sol>
</xml>


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Comment #1 posted on 2021-08-06T01:30:01Z by Trey

Thank you.

As someone who only occasionally uses XML and other data languages like JSON, your episodes on both topics were very helpful.

It is also encouraging to know that there is someone else out there who dispises markdown as much as I do.

Keep up the great episodes.

Comment #2 posted on 2021-08-07T23:11:13Z by Kevin O'Brien

I loved the show

Great show, klaatu! In my previous career as a Project Manager working with big data systems, XML was important for data transfer. For example, in the automitve industry the major manufacturers would insist that suppliers use XML to send data (such as invoices; important!). And in health care it is useful for sending health data.

Also, you mentioned DocBook, and I seem to recall seeing you give a presentation on that, and I think it was at Indiana LinuxFest, but if not, probably Ohio LinuxFest. All good stuff.

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