Did your computer fail to open an XML file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .XML files.
What is an XML file?
Files that contain the .xml file extension are Extensible Markup Language files. XML files are structured text files. These files can contain a variety of content for an array of computer application purposes.
The XML file format uses custom tags that allow the transmission of files across applications and organizations. XML is very similar to HTML, but with stricter rules. For example, the tags that are created are case sensitive when writing in XML and they must be ended, unlike the tags that are used in HTML documents.
XML was initially created to replace the HTML language, although its use has become more versatile and HTML is still widely used today.
Suggest another file format using extension XML
While we know of one file format using the .XML file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .XML file.
Various XML file openers, viewers, etc.
These apps are known to open certain types of XML files. Remember, different programs may use XML files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Free File Viewer||User submitted|
|OpenOffice.org Writer||User submitted|
|OpenOffice.org Calc||User submitted|
|Adobe Dreamweaver||User submitted|
|LibreOffice Calc||User submitted|
|LibreOffice Writer||User submitted|
|Opera Internet Browser||User submitted|