XML is a software- and hardware-independent tool for storing and transporting data.
What is XML?
XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language XML is a markup language much like HTML XML was designed to store and transport data XML was designed to be self-descriptive XML is a W3C Recommendation XML Does Not DO Anything Maybe it is a little hard to understand, but XML does not DO anything.
This note is a note to Tove from Jani, stored as XML:
<note> <to>Tove</to> <from>Jani</from> <heading>Reminder</heading> <body>Don't forget me this weekend!</body> </note>