Do you know XML?

by Ric Johnson

If you put a skill on your resume - you better be prepared to answer some questions about it. Do YOU really know XML?


2008-04-19 06:19:49
1. An XML declaration, a document type declaration, an element type declaration, an attribute list declaration, or an entity declaration?

13. African or European?

20. In W3C schemas or in XSLT?

Andrew Welch
2008-04-20 05:27:22

Q6 doesn't really make sense because it implies you can store data in an "element or text node"... but of course all element data will be stored in text nodes.
Hubert Matthews
2008-04-20 07:06:46
"What is the difference between Strategy pattern and State pattern?"

That usually sorts the wheat from the chaff for people that claim to know about patterns.

2008-04-20 09:03:24
@Bob: I meant the Xml Declaration - most people skip it.
@Andrew: Context IS information - you can decide to put data in a text node, but you can also just make it child elements.
@Hubert: Blue, no yellow, wait....
Elliotte Rusty Harold
2008-04-30 15:44:12
Q12 is a trick. The answer is zero. It's a good question though. In fact, I suspect that when you really understand that answer is when you graduate form using XML to understanding XML.