What does XML do for data?



XML standardizes the concrete syntax of data exchange in a text-based notation designed to be obvious to both people and processes.

Deploying XML creates an open, distributed information infrastructure.

  1. Standardized parsers for putting data into memory
  2. Standardized interfaces (tree-oriented and stream-oriented) for processing the data
  3. Standardized ways to display data
  4. Standardized ways to query data
  5. Standardized ways to link data
  6. Standardized training of people in both publishing and data processing

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