XML file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .XML file extension.

Extensible Markup Language File
Extension Added: June, 8th 2013
Last Updated: June, 8th 2013

Category:Data Files
Popularity: (Very common)

File created using the Extensible Markup Language. XML files follow a set of encoding rules that make documents both machine-readable and human-readable.

The Extensible Markup Language focuses on usability and simplicity and even though it was developed mainly for document creation, it is also used for representing web services and various data structures.

XML files use custom tags and markup symbols to create objects and to define the data stored within them. They can be opened and edited with any text editor but dedicated programs are needed for parsing and processing XML tags.