Extensible Markup Language - XML


A high level markup data format standard for text resources.


is markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable. It is defined in the XML 1.0 Specification produced by the W3C, and several other related specifications, all free open standards. The design goals of XML emphasize simplicity, generality, and usability over the Internet. It is a textual data format with strong support via Unicode for different human languages. Although the design of XML focuses on documents, it is widely used for the representation of arbitrary data structures,for example in web services.
XML is a high-level standard, for useful data-type specification more specificity is needed e.g. specfying the XML schema the XML. many applications have a specific XML schema.

  • Status: mandatory
  • References: XML 1.0 Specification". World Wide Web Consortium, http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml, Retrieved 2010-08-22
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MPI for Psycholinguistics
Dutch Language Institute
Huygens ING
Royal Library

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