Open XML File

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XML Frequently Asked Questions

What is XML file?

XML file is a text-based format used to store structured information. XML files are formatted according to XML 1.0 specification and support Unicode and other language encodings.

Are XML files binary?

No, XML files are structured data text file format which is encoded with either Unicode or ASCII encodings. XML files could be opened and read either in browsers or specialized XML parsing software. Text editors are also capable of opening XML files without parsing their structure.

What applications can I use to open XML file?

XML files are supported by multiple different applications. Most popular of them are:

  • XmlPad
  • Microsoft XML Notepad
  • Altova XMLSpy
  • XEditor
File Extension Info

XML Quick Info
  Extensible Markup Language
Opens with
  Microsoft XML Notepad
  Altova XMLSpy