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XML itself

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  • A simplified subset of SGML (ISO 8879)
    • Very powerful
    • No limits on namespace or structural depth
    • Easy to implement
    • Small enough for Web browsers
  • Internationalized from the beginning
    • Unicode for both content and markup (can mix languages)
    • XML tools must support both UTF-8 and UTF-16 and can support other encodings
  • Not a language but a metalanguage
    • Designed to support the definition of an unlimited number of vertical-market languages for specific industries
    • "Write once, parse anywhere"
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XML & JAVA: PORTABLE DATA PORTABLE PROGRAMS

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