XML Interview Questions – Page 2

Let’s continue with XML Interview Questions and Answers with another set. Hope this article is helpful to you both gaining knowledge and preparing up for your upcoming interviews.

(5) What are benefits of using XML?

There are many benefits of using XML. Some major advantages are listed below that one should absolutely know.

(a) Extensibility : XML tags are not defined by any standards. So the tags can be customized and user defined which could be convenient to both programmers and users to define in English and self explanatory.

(b) Open source : It’s a W3C Standards and endorsed by technology industry. No license is required and fees needs to be paid to use the technology.

(c) Self – defined – described Structure : XML can be written, transferred and stored without any standards defined by any third parties. Users can self define the structure and schema of how they want to design their XML.

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XML Interview Questions and Answers : 15 Commonly Asked XML Questions


XML is a pretty popular front-end technology. XML is widely used because of it’s unique capabilities.  We have listed down Commonly asked XML interview Questions and Answers. All the 15 questions are frequently asked and believe that will help you in one way or another. Go through them once before you appear in technical interview. It will be a good refresher for you even if you already know XML by heart.

Let’s discuss frequently asked XML Interview Questions then.

(1) What is XML? Explain in details.

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. XML is used to transmit data from one machine to another machine over the internet. It’s just plain text which is formatted in a way so that other programming language can understand better. It is designed to describe data and then transfer between two destinations; or between client and server.

XML is a standard and universal way to represent information in a language independent fashion. That’s why XML is used and works with most of the running programming technologies such as Java, .Net, HTML, HTML5 or Flash. You name them.

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