What is XML?


Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language for encoding documents to be read by humans and machines.

Markup languages are used to annotate documents in a way that identifies the structures within them.

Technology Term:

Extensible Markup Language

Standard Definition Exists?

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language that defines a set of rules for encoding documents in a format that is both human-readable and machine-readable.

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Attributed to:

Tim Bray Jean Paoli C. M. Sperberg-McQueen Eve Maler François Yergeau John Cowan

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