This is not to say, however, that Dreamweaver is a mere screwdriver capable of performing only one function.
The XML support in Dreamweaver combined with Flash and Cold Fusion provide the means for rich internet applications including RSS feeds, Flash Remoting, Database Connectivity, Web Services and more.
Worse still, many of the markup tags are dealing with the appearance of the document (e.g., XML declaration XML comment Root element start-tag (one and only one root) Child element start-tag (with an attribute in name="value" pair) (proper nesting of child elements) Child element end-tag Second child element start-tag Second child element end-tag Third child element start-tag Third child element end-tag Root element end-tag pairs.
The following figure shows the appearance of opening an XML document on a web browser. You can click on the " " and "-" sign to expand and collapse a portion of the tree.
The HTML's original objective of letting the document author to focus on the contents of the document and leave the actual appearance of the document to the browser, has gone out of control.