Using the document layer



XML uses documents as the transfer mechanism for data. Everything is "documented."

  • Easier to track processes
  • Creates a large body of data captured in ways that are standard to an industry or enterprise, thus enabling
    • Data mining
    • Long-term retrospective trend analyses
    • Business intelligence (BI)
  • XML documents model financial and commercial data very well
    • We've been doing business with documents for thousands of years
    • The document orientation brings our existing legal and commercial frameworks onto the Internet

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