Chapter 23 XML Read/Write Library
XML is fast becoming the data interchange dialect of the Internet. When a common XML format has been agreed upon for the data to be exchanged, this data can then be interchanged between systems that run on disparate hardware and software. Some technical articles have heralded XML as the ASCII of the internet. The reasons for such a parallel are readily visible. ASCII permits the interchange of vast amounts of information between completely different systems. E-mail systems that link the digital universe are a prime example for such exchange. XML would permit such exchange between software systems of various hues. Enough about the importance of XML; let us proceed to discuss the actual purpose and use of the Stingray XML library that comes with Objective Grid.