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Term    (2VQF)

Extensible Markup Language (XML)    (2VQG)

Origin/Source for Inclusion of the Term    (2VQH)

(1) http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Extensible_Markup_Language (2) OMB Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework Version 1.5 (3) Data Reference Model Wiki http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?Enterprise_Architecture_Glossary_Of_Terms#nid2PS5 (4) Data Reference Model http://colab.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DataRe (5) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML    (2VQI)

OMB Context Definition    (2VQJ)

Reference/URL OMB Context Definition    (2VQK)

Business Definition    (2VQL)

A system for defining, validating, and sharing document formats.    (2VQM)

Reference/URL for Business Definition    (2VQN)

XML For Dummies Glossary: S-Z http://www.lanw.com/books/xml4dum/extras/glossary/s-z.htm, accessed June 29, 2005    (2VQO)

Technical Definition    (2VQP)

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere.    (2VQQ)

Reference/URL Technical Definition    (2VQR)

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Architecture Domain, Extensible Markup Language (XML) http://www.w3.org/XML/, accessed June 9, 2005    (2VQS)

Context Definition 1    (2VQT)

A simplified form of SGML, allowing inexpensive, fast, Web browsers; XML is a subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML)    (2VQU)

Reference/URL Context Definition 1    (2VQV)

Intelligence Community Metadata Working Group    (2VQW)

Context Definition 2    (2VQX)

The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a W3C-recommended general-purpose markup language for creating special-purpose markup languages. It is a simplified subset of SGML, capable of describing many different kinds of data. Its primary purpose is to facilitate the sharing of structured text and information across the Internet. Languages based on XML (for example, RDF, RSS, MathML, XSIL and SVG) are themselves described in a formal way, allowing programs to modify and validate documents in these languages without prior knowledge of their form.    (2VQY)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 2    (2VQZ)

XML, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML accessed June 9, 2005    (2VR0)

Context Definition 3    (2VR1)

Reviewer Comment: XML is a set of rules (you may also think of them as guidelines or conventions) for designing text formats that let you structure your data. XML is not a programming language, and you don't have to be a programmer to use it or learn it. XML makes it easy for a computer to generate data, read data, and ensure that the data structure is unambiguous.    (2VR2)

Reference/URL for Context Definition 3    (2VR3)

Reviewer Comment: XML Definition; http://www.w3.org/XML/1999/XML-in-10-points, accessed July 21, 2005    (2VR4)

See Also Related Terms    (2VR5)