XML Processing

Processing instructions are used to pass parameters to an application. These parameters tell the application how to process the XML document. Syntax

<?target instructions?>
Here, target- It identifies the application to which the instruction is directed. instruction- It is a character that describes the information for the application to process. Example The following processing instruction tell the application that it should transform the XML document using XSL stylesheet tutorialandexample.xsl
<?xml-stylesheet href="tutorialandexample.xsl" type="text/xsl">
Processing instruction begin with <? And end with?>. Here, the target is xml-stylesheet. href="tutorialandexample.xsl" and type="text/xsl" are data or instruction that the target application will use at the time of processing the given XML document.