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Chapter 3. Work with XML > XML Side-story

3.2. XML Side-story

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) was developed in response to fears in the 1990s that software developers would run out of acronyms by the year 2010.

3.2.1. How it works

To solve the problem, XML provides a standard for namespaces , whereby the letters in an acronym could be arbitrarily assigned to any letter in a spelled-out word. Thus, Extensible Markup Language became "XML", not "EML", which was already trademarked by a gangsta rap artist.


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