Celerating 10 Years Of XML

Check out the official celebration pages : http://www.w3.org/2008/xml10/

XML in 10 points

  • XML is for structuring data
  • XML looks a bit like HTML
  • XML is text, but isn't meant to be read
  • XML is verbose by design
  • XML is a family of technologies
  • XML is new, but not that new
  • XML leads HTML to XHTML
  • XML is modular
  • XML is the basis for RDF and the Semantic Web
  • XML is license-free, platform-independent and well-supported