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The XML revolution

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XML, the Extensible Markup Language, is key to the current revolution in publishing technology. Liberating content from proprietary systems and presentational coding, XML enables content to be published efficiently in a multitude of forms - print and electronic. This article discusses XML itself - a metalanguage by which publishers can describe the particular features of their publications apart from how those features are to be rendered in specific presentations - and also surveys a number of other related technologies in the XML family for styling, transforming, and linking. The result of an unprecedented degree of collaboration among competing interests, XML is an enabling technology that greatly enriches our publishing environment.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-07-01

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