The Application of XML
The XML is a generic data storage system that is bundled with several tools and technologies that make it easier to exchange some XML applications between the incompatible systems. It is open and more so generic which allow many people to clog into the application leaving others like the SGML is more rigid and close. Additionally, the XML also provides a medium for the incompatible data systems in most computers to be interchanged. The qualities make it be one of the viable techniques for data exchange (Arenas & Libkin, 2008).
The XML schema allows for the exchange of information in a standardized form than the other techniques that were used earlier. The schema can define the markup tags that have the attributes to describe the information which is enclosed by the tags in the system (Arenas & Libkin, 2008). The other advantage is that its power lies in the collaboration of the custom makeup tags and the content that is present and well defined in the XML documents and hence making it more of a self-describing.
YAML is a data exchange technique just like the XML, but on its own, it uses lines and white space delimiters instead of the explicitly marked blocks than could spin one or perhaps more of the line just like the other techniques. It is also applied in many programming languages in the computer systems makers for designing software. The technique has also be used in data exchange systems just like the XML discussed earlier. The viability, openness and the lack of markup tags in the system are perhaps the distinguishing factors (Arenas & Libkin, 2008).
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