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Part V: Emerging Technologies > Introduction to XML

Chapter 25. Introduction to XML

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a new standard that has recently been approved by the World Wide Web Consortium. It is a promising new customizable markup language that will allow for complex information transactions on the Internet. Many companies such as Microsoft and Netscape have developed or are developing XML technologies.

HTML is designed for content being sent to a browser, but isn't good for sending content to other mediums like a printer or a ticker. XML allows developers to create a custom markup language specific to their needs.


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