Much more complexity is available in XML than discussed in this section. But these basics should give you a headstart in understanding most of the XML that you're likely to run across until you start working with XML in depth.
XML is ubiquitous in the .NET Framework. The .NET Framework uses XML for the following benefits:
Compliance with the W3C standards
Tight integration with ADO.NET
1. Beno ƒ t Marchal. XML By Example . QUE, 1999.
2. W3C XML Home Page, www.w3.org/XML.
3. XML Tutorial, www.w3schools.com/xml.