"Extensible Markup Language, abbreviated XML, describes a class of data objects called XML documents and partially describes the behavior of computer programs which process them.
XML is an application profile or restricted form of SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language.
Parsed data is made up of characters, some of which form the character data in the document, and some of which form markup. XML has been designed for ease of implementation and for interoperability with both SGML and HTML." Sources: [see W3C for additional translations] [December 08 , 1997] Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0, issued as a W3C Proposed Recommendation. Editors: Tim Bray (Textuality and Netscape), Jean Paoli (Microsoft), and C. Sperberg-Mc Queen (University of Illinois at Chicago). XML WG Chair Jon Bosak clarified the WG's new work focus in light of the publication of this PR.
Markup encodes a description of the document's storage layout and logical structure. See now the separate document for references to SGML/XML FAQs.
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is descriptively identified in the XML 1.0 W3C Recommendation as "an extremely simple dialect [or 'subset'] of SGML" the goal of which "is to enable generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with HTML," for which reason "XML has been designed for ease of implementation, and for interoperability with both SGML and HTML." Note that the "HTML" referenced in the preceding sentence (bis) means HTML 4.0 and 3.2 which were in common use as of 10-February-1998, when the XML 1.0 specification was published as a W3C Recommendation.
The language is designed for the quickest possible client-side processing consistent with its primary purpose as an electronic publishing and data interchange format." [971208 W3C press release] "XML documents are made up of storage units called entities, which contain either parsed or unparsed data. Its goal is to enable generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with HTML. Announced at the SGML/XML '97 Conference in Washington, D. See the press release, or a press release, alternate source.
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Create an RDF Site Summary (RSS) 0.9 file that describes your content." See description and references in a separate document. In early January 1999, a W3C Working Draft for the Document Object Model (DOM) Level 2 Specification Version 1.0 (WD-DOM-Level-2-19981228) was released.
It is assumed that an XML processor is doing its work on behalf of another module, called the application. is the principal document governing the XML standard. Since the various specifications documents for XML/XLink/XSL are still in some flux, it would often be unfair or difficult to make such a judgment.
This specification describes the required behavior of an XML processor in terms of how it must read XML data and the information it must provide to the application." [adapted from the Proposal] Valid XML documents are designed to be valid SGML documents, but XML documents have additional restrictions. Several other W3C specifications are also critical to the understanding and implementation of XML as it is currently used. Editors: Tim Bray (Textuality and Netscape), Jean Paoli (Microsoft), and C. Sperberg-Mc Queen (University of Illinois at Chicago). Obviously, many of these application areas provide exemplary models, having unquestioned integrity and high quality.