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Tip Level of Difficulty: Basic
This article is targeted at beginners but anyone who uses HTML can benefit from the concepts outlined.
Defining our terms
XML: eXtendable Markup Language. XML is a structured way of storing data by usingtags. A tag is simply a name wrapped in < >. <book> would be a book tag, <title> would be a title tag.
HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language. HTML is a specific and well defined XML structure. To summarize, it is a list of specific tags and their expected meaning.
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About the author
Nick Ruffilo is the CTO of Aerbook.com, a digital publishing suite. He has been a technology entrepreneur for nearly 15 years working in publishing, finance, games, and entertainment.