G. Nemr, and P. Gedeon. International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS)13 (1):
17 - 23(February 2019)
XML as a markup language defines rules to encode data in a free format comprehensive by both human and machines. Usage of XML as a support for data integration, file configuration and interface definition is widely adopted and implemented by the software industry community.
The purpose of this paper is to examine an implementation of XML as a programming language, extending the capabilities offered by frameworks and simplifying the coding tasks. The code becomes a set of functions sharing the same pattern all written as XML parts. The defined language takes advantage from the predefined common libraries and provides a mean to invoke handlers from user interface components. Programmers take benefits from the simplicity of this language to apprehend quickly the logic implemented by a function, which result in an increase in maintenance quality and rapid development stability.