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ERIC Number: ED437941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
XML: A Language To Manage the World Wide Web. ERIC Digest.
Davis-Tanous, Jennifer R.
This digest provides an overview of XML (Extensible Markup Language), a markup language used to construct World Wide Web pages. Topics addressed include: (1) definition of a markup language, including comparison of XML with SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) and HTML (HyperText Markup Language); (2) how XML works, including sample tags, metadata, and use of XML by the GEM (Gateway to Educational Materials) Project; (3) customizing XML for individual needs, including the DTD (Document Type Definition), i.e., a formal set of markup elements developed as a standard for professionals in a particular field; and (4) making XML work on the Web, including limitations of older browsers. (Contains 12 references.) (MES)
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology, Syracuse, NY.