Glossary

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XML

XML, or Extensible Markup Language, is a software- and hardware-independent tool for storing and transporting data. It is the functional cousin to HTML. Where HTML is responsible for displaying data in a human-readable format (in a Web browser, for example), XML is responsible for representing the structure of that data before it is transported from one system to another however, it does not present it. XML is well-defined, widely supported and clearly structured.