Convert XML to HTML. DIV HTML Layout vs. Table HTML Layout

XMLFox Advance converts your XML files to two HTML types layouts. The Editor allows you output XML as DIV layout HTML - HTML5 compatible page. Also it exports XML as the classical TABLE layout HTML page.

There is a sample XML file that you may consider to convert by using XMLFox to HTML page presented below.


To accomplish the task we will use XMLFox Advance. In XMLFox Advance interface you can execute the transformation into 2 types of HTML Layouts: A classical Table layout HTML page and HTML5 compatible DIV Layout page.


You can see the classical Table layout HTML page as a result of the transformation:


Also there is the HTML5 compatible DIV Layout page as a result of the transformation below:


Table Layout Page
Tables make web-pages more complex and make them more difficult to update. Tables make websites less flexible in including additional design elements. Tables reduce websites functionality. Using tables to build structure is an easiest way. We see tabular data everywhere, and the principals are well understandable.

And the existence of table attributes makes for a rather flat learning curve because the developer does not need to implement an external CSS style sheet. Developers have to implement the style attribute or a separate CSS style sheet with DIV tags since the div tags have no attributes attached.

Tables are not breakable with a very large and wide content. Columns are not jammed under other columns as they are in a DIV layout page. It makes us think that using tables is much secure.

DIV Layout Page
The div tag is a block-level entity that determines a section inside a web-page. DIV tags formats the structure of documents. Developers put div tag to write web-content that cannot be clearly written by other more semantic tags. When the semantic meaning are not clearly understandable of other block-level elements, developers usually put bunch of div tags than are necessary.

Div-based structures grasp a much steeper wisdom curve than table-based structures.

The developer must grasp style sheet and understand the alteration between block-level basics and inline elements, while to use floats and when to use firm positioning and how to solve browser bugs. Inscription semantic code usually reduces the code starting point; and less DIV tags by means of floats helps keep browser bugs away. The div tag is for commonsensical groupings of elements. DIV tags must only be worn to build construction and as placeholders for design fundamentals when no extra block-level elements can tell the web-content.

Too lots of DIV tags is code smell that subject matter isn't being described as it must. It means DIV tags are core used once semantic block-level tags would better explain the content; for request, headings should be wrapped in h1 to h5 tags. The prevalent problem including div tags is that they are second-hand too often. Copy semantic code usually reduces the code stand; and less DIV tags as well as floats helps keep browser bugs away. DIV tags ought to only be worn to build shape and as placeholders for design basics when no new block-level elements can express the content.

The prevalent problem and div tags is that they are old too often. The developer duty know CSS and work out the difference stuck between block-level elements and inline rudiments, when to use floats and once to use absolute positioning and how to answer browser bugs. Div-driven structures have a to a large extent steeper learning curve than table-based structures. Too lots of div tags is code smell that happy isn't being described as it must. It means DIV tags are creature used as semantic block-level tags would better express the content; for case, headings should be wrapped in h1 to h5 tags. The div tag is for commonsense groupings of elements.

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