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Why Create X3DML?

When the VRML Consortium Next Generation (NG) design team met at the 1998 VRML Symposium summit, a goal of VRML-NG became development of an XML tagset for VRML. Given the rapid adoption by Web vendors of XML as a transport format of choice for content, the quickly emerging tools that could be applied to any XML application, and the opportunity to make 3D more accessible and easier to learn for a wider audience of authors (particularly those whose primary language was HTML), the opportunity to create a 3D graphics language using markup technology was recognized as a benefit to the Web3D community and market.

The VRML97 design is a well-formed, lean, and lexically stingy format. The XML format cannot be said to improve it from that point of view. Mapping VRML to XML provides content makers with more options in the tools with which they build complex content. XML provides excellent opportunities for tools to be developed by freeware, shareware, and commercial software communities. Because it is also the responsibility of a consortium to create business opportunities for its members, a binding of VRML97 to an XML format was proposed. As stated in the VRML-NG design requirements:


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