How on earth do i....? (open XML)

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  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    ...Open an .XML file? i have downloaded wikipedia (yes all of it! ) but its in a .XML file format and cant open it. what program do i use??
    cheers
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    A .xml file is not directly openable (in the sense you mean). XML is eXtensible Markup Language. It is a language for creating new languages in. You need to find some specific software for the XML language being used in the file.

    XML files are simply text: you could open it in Text Edit, but it'd be useless to you.
     
  3. grooveattack thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone of that software i could download????
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    search on macupdate.com or versiontracker.com
     
  5. stomer macrumors 6502a

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    If you simply want to view the contents of the file then just open Textedit, and drag the xml file onto the Textedit icon in the dock.
     
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  7. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    And XCode aswell I think, not sure though.
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's just text. You can open it in anything that will open text, but that will not help the OP.

    He is expecting a local Wikipedia, not a whole tag soup of XML.
     

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