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    xml basic question

    Hello,

    What does XML file do..? Is it an interface to read/write data from server/database?

    Let's say, I have this web server http://www.mywebsite.com/something which is an xml file that I can see in my browser. Can I HTML POST to this page as per xml schema and read or write data?



    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by marked9 View Post
    Hello,

    What does XML file do..? Is it an interface to read/write data from server/database?

    Let's say, I have this web server http://www.mywebsite.com/something which is an xml file that I can see in my browser. Can I HTML POST to this page as per xml schema and read or write data?

    Thanks
    http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp

    w3schools is a very good site for introduction to most web related technologies. For more advanced introduction, there are other websites though.

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    I have been reading the page, still not sure of it.
    I have an xml page to which I post query in xml formal, and I got "HTTP/1.1 415 Unsupported Media Type" in return. So does that mean xml page can actually be used to post a query (xml formal) to read data?

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    It doesn't do anything--mostly it just sits there wondering what to have for lunch. It's really no different from Comma Separated Values, CSV, in that regard.
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