Scattered throughout the tutorial there are a number of sections devoted more to explaining
the basics of XML than to programming exercises. They are listed here so as to form an
XML thread you can follow without covering the entire programming tutorial: Understanding XML and the Java XML APIs explains the basics of XML
and gives you a guide to the acronyms associated with it. It also provides an overview
of the JavaTM XML APIs you can use to manipulate XML-based data, including the Java
API for XML Parsing ((JAXP). To focus on XML with a minimum of programming,
follow The XML Thread, below....