Exten­si­ble Markup Lan­guage

Glossary term descrip­tion
  • Also known as
  • XML

Exten­si­ble Markup Lan­guage (XML ) is a machine and human read­able doc­u­ment markup stan­dard for describ­ing and exchang­ing struc­tured data using embed­ded tags.

Unlike other markup lan­guages as HTML, XML does not describe how to dis­play its con­tent. It rather defines the type and struc­ture of the data it con­tains. This makes XML inde­pen­dent of appli­ca­tions or ven­dors and an ideal stan­dard for stor­ing or exchang­ing data over net­works and the Web.