XML File Extension

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What is XML file?

XML file extension is related to data saved in Extensible Markup Language format. XML files can represent any data structure in plain text format. XML are only used to store data.

XML format details

XML format uses markup structures that define the rules which encoding process must follow in order to create documents both machine-readable and human-readable. XML format is now considered standard format for storing, sharing and transporting data between various applications on the internet. XML standard as a more user-friendly implementation of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language).

Data storage and reading

XML files use ASCII encoding, and therefore can be viewed and edited with standard text editors. The information they store, however, can only be processed using dedicated software.

Similarities and differences between XML and HTML

XML is in many ways similar to HTML as both formats utilize markup language to store data. HTML stores WWW content limited only to web page presentation and interaction. XML, however, describes content in relation to the stored data. XML and HTML are used together as a part of many web applications.

Conversion of a XML file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the XML extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of XML file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from XML extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to XML file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the XML file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the XML file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the XML file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the XML file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the XML file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the XML file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the XML file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on XML file.

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