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Chapter 21. XML Support in Microsoft Access > Why This Chapter Is Important

Why This Chapter Is Important

Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) has one major limitation: It in no way separates data from the presentation of data. XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. Its main objective is to separate data and its structure from the presentation of the data. Furthermore, it provides a universal data format that can be read by a multitude of machines on a multitude of operating systems and platforms. It bridges the gap between the variety of systems that store data in a variety of disparate formats.


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