Extensible Markup Language (XML)

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The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a generalpurpose specification for creating custom markup languages. It is classified as an extensible language, because it allows its users to define their own elements. Its primary purpose is to help information systems share structured data, particularly via the Internet, and it is used both to encode documents and to serialize data. See also: Markup language; Metadata
Reference: XML at W3C [http://www.w3.org/XML/], XML1.1 Recommendation [http://www.w3.org/TR/xml11/]

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