What can our root element be?
What sections make up the letter? What element names can we give these sections?
Some of the sections, such as the address, greeting, and saluation have sub-sections. What should we call these sub-sections?
Use a pen or pencil to mark up the letter above using the elements decided upon.
Mark up the letter as an XML document, and validate its syntax using a Web browser.
Use NotePad to open the file named ala.txt on the distributed CD.
Add the root element to the beginning and ending of the file.
Mark up each section and sub-section of the letter with the element names decided upon.
Save the file with the name ala.xml.
Open ala.xml in your Web browser, and fix any errors that it may report. If there are no errors, then congratulations, you have marked up your first XML document.
Creating your own markup