extensible markup language

XML

eXtensible Markup language: a simplified version of SGML that can be used, especially on the World Wide Web, to create a tagging scheme that allows elements of a document to be marked according to their content rather than their format.

Origin:
1995–2000

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abbreviation for
extensible markup language: a computer language used in text formatting

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Short for extensible markup language. A version of SGML that allows one to design a customized markup language, used to allow for the easy interchange of documents and data on the World Wide Web or between software components.
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Extensible Markup Language definition

language, text
(XML) An initiative from the W3C defining an "extremely simple" dialect of SGML suitable for use on the World-Wide Web.
(http://w3.org/XML/).
[Relationship to the XSL forthcoming subset of DSSSL?]
(1997-11-20)
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