An XML processor is a necessary piece of the XML puzzle. The XML processor takes the XML document and DTD and processes the information so that it may then be used by applications requesting the information.
What the Processor Does
The processor is a software module that reads the XML document to find out the structure and content of the XML document. The structure and content can be derived by the processor because XML documents contain self-explanatory data.
Any Use to the Casual XML Coder?
The XML processor is probably no use to the casual XML coder. The processor is simply a bridge between the XML document you write and the application that will be using it in the end. When you validate your XML you put your XML through a processor, which then gives it to an application, which then spits out the results to your monitor.
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