I'm fairly new to web development and I have a question about PHP and XML. I've been hearing these terms a lot lately and I'm not quite sure what the difference is or when to use each one.
From what I understand, PHP is a programming language commonly used for web development, right? It allows you to create dynamic web pages and interact with databases. But what about XML? How does it fit into the picture?
I've read that XML is a markup language used for storing and transporting data, but I'm not entirely clear on how it is used in combination with PHP. Are they completely different things, or is XML somehow integrated into PHP? Can you use one without the other?
I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this for me. When would I use PHP and when would I use XML? Are there any specific scenarios where one is more appropriate than the other? Any real-life examples or use cases would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help!