Extensible Markup Language

Type of document:
Recommendation
Organization:
W3C
Year:
2008
Description:
Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the needs of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is now being increasingly used to exchange a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.
Workflow stage:
1.2, 1.3, 1.8, 1.9
Business value:
The aim of XML was to achieve the benefits of SGML in a Web environment, to eliminate some of the inherent problems of HTML and extend the powers of the Internet. The use of XML is critical for any organization wishing to operate over the Internet.
Web site:
www.w3.org/XML/Core/

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