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XML Technologies



Mary C. Brady, Carmelo Montanez-Rivera, Richard M. Rivello, Lisa J. Carnahan


An Internet language called the Extensible Markup Language (XML) is rapidly becoming one of the most popular languages in the world. XML is being incorporated into many Internet Web pages and applications; it is particularly useful for those involving structured information exchanges, such as electronic commerce. It is a language that describes information in a way that allows computers to exchange information and automatically act on the information. Consequently, it can speed up automation of certain processes. Surrounding XML is a family of technologies that either augment the language or further build upon it. It is sometimes difficult to sift through the various XML technologies and determine which ones best fit the needs of an organization.This ITL Bulletin introduces the key technologies needed to incorporate XML in your architecture, discusses programmatic methods for manipulating and displaying XML data, and identifies NIST resources that can be used in evaluating viable XML-related solutions.
XML Technologies


conformance testing, DOM, registry, repository, XML, XML Schema, XSL, XSLT


Brady, M. , Montanez-Rivera, C. , Rivello, R. and Carnahan, L. (2000), XML Technologies, XML Technologies (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created September 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017