a: Xml ~
b: a Euro for the Internet
What: "XML is like a Euro for the Internet. If users (people) don't have to spend time and effort converting their data (money) from one format (currency) to another when they move between computer systems (countries), everything will move faster and easier. The Internet economy will heat up, and the cost of doing business on the Internet will go down."
Date: Jun 8 2010 9:30 AM
a: Xml ~
What: "Self Describing - Cardboard like XML can have information printed on is. "Contains one TV and cables. Made in Japan". Likewise XML has element and attribute names to describe the contents of the package, the data. Cardboard like XML is a self describing material."
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Date: Jun 8 2010 9:34 AM
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