XML File Extension
What is an XML File?
An XML file (Extensible Markup Language) is a text-based format that is widely used for structuring and storing data. XML files consist of a hierarchical structure with user-defined tags, making it a flexible and self-descriptive format for data representation.
XML is commonly used for a variety of purposes, including data interchange between different systems, configuration files, and as a format for documents and web services.
Where is XML used?
- Data Interchange: XML is used for exchanging structured data between different applications and platforms.
- Configuration Files: Many software applications use XML files to store configuration settings.
- Web Services: XML is a common format for defining data exchanged in web services using SOAP or REST protocols.
- Document Markup: XML is used to structure and mark up documents for easy parsing and transformation.
How to Open XML File Types
Programs that open .xml files:
Microsoft Visual Studio
XML editors (e.g., XML Notepad, Oxygen XML Editor)
XML editors (e.g., Oxygen XML Editor)