XML. September 23, 2000 IMA Northeast Regional Council Neal Hannon, CMA. What is XML and what does it mean to e-commerce?. David Turner, Product Manager, Microsoft.
September 23, 2000
IMA Northeast Regional Council
Neal Hannon, CMA
''The introduction of XML is in many ways like the creation of writing in the evolution of language. People had spoken language for a long period before they got to the point of inventing writing. But as soon as they did, they were able to make huge steps forward.''
XML developer, David Megginson
(1) Dependence on a single, inflexible document type - HTML
(2) The complexity of full SGML, whose syntax allows many powerful, but hard-to-program, options