XML (eXtensible Markup Language) is the basis for the new XHTML. It comes from SGML and is used to represent data in a standard format. The articles and links on this page will help you learn how to use XML on your Web pages and in Web applications. You can use Cascading Style Sheets to style XML tags so that your XML looks exactly as you'd like it to display. CSS works for more than just HTML or XHTML. SGML stands for Standard Generalized Markup Language. It is a language and an ISO standard used to describe information in a document.

After you finish this course, you will understand the basics of XML, what it is, how it works and how you can use it in your work. With interactive lessons and the option to work with other people in the course, you'll be able to learn XML the way you want. Go at your own pace, or follow along with the weekly syllabus. Keep up-to-date with the XML community, find out about new XML articles and information, and just stay focused on this very exciting topic. The About XML Resource Center has all you need to learn and use XML.

XML elements are the tags that are used to create XML documents. XML elements are exactly like HTML elements, except that you can create your own for your own uses. XML attributes describe your elements and are just as important as they are in HTML