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This is a good list for asking these sorts of questions.
However, I would like to know why you're migrating from Excel and Access
to XML. What features are they missing that XML provides?
> To get started learning XML, I'm planning to migrate my music and movie
> collections from an Excel spreadsheet and an Access database to XML. Can
> you please tell me if this topic (and my lack of experience) is appropriate
> for this list? If not, could you point me to any resources that would help
> with what I've described below?
> In a nutshell, here's my plan:
> 1. start with simple browser display of XML data files (using IE)
> 2. add VBScript and DHTML to manipulate and query data (to replicate what
> I'm currently doing in MS Access)
> 3. eventually learn another scripting language in Linux and create an
> application using the same data files
> Thanks much,