Subject:XML when to use Author:Bhawna Bhati Date:10 May 2011 03:16 PM
I am designing an open source web application as a substitute to current legacy system. It is a data intensive form based application. During entry phase it will bring existing set of records or defaults on the page and will save the same form data after user updates/enters data into it. Many reports are part of the same application which will bring in set of records(typically few records to few hundreds) for the criteria entered by user.
I am wondering how does XML come into picture. Is it worth spending efforts in creating schema files and then XML files, to XMLize data read through MySQL queries and parse back to be displayed in browser? I see lot of information for syntax side of XML. If anyone can direct me to usage side of XML that will be great.
Please guide when to use XML towards both client side and server side.
I would appreciate any help and guidance in this regard.