Validating and tracking email addresses
The others either roll their eyes in anticipation of hype and half-formed theories, or cringe in fear of a long, dry history of markup languages.As a result, I’ve learned to keep my explanation brief.The first thing we want to do is to create an XML document.For our purposes, any XML document will do, but for the sake of continuity, let’s use the product listing document we saw earlier in the chapter.HTML rarely (if ever) provides information about how the document is structured or what it means.
To find out more about “No Nonsense XML Web Development with PHP”, visit the book’s information page, or review the contents of the entire publication. If ever there were a candidate for “Most Hyped Technology” during the late 90s and the current decade, it’s XML (though Java would be a close contender for the title).
Then, we’ll spend some time starting the project we’ll develop through the course of this book: building an XML-powered content management system.
This excerpt is taken from No Nonsense XML Web Development with PHP, Site Point’s new release, by Thomas Myer, which was designed to help you start using XML to build intelligent ‘Future-Proof’ PHP applications today.
From there, you could make the leap to other wild cats, then to house cats and maybe even dogs (cats and dogs are both pets, after all).
With very little effort, you’d be able to build a stunning semantic landscape, as it were.In this chapter, we’ll cover the basics of XML – essentially, most of the information you’ll need to know to get a handle on this exciting technology.