This must be a pretty basic question...
but can anyone please point me to a succint and
up-to-date definiiton of XML?
Here are a few of the ideas that I have come
Mike Walsh: "XML is a markup language for
documents containing structured information."
Simon St. Laurent: "XML provides a foundation for
creating documents and document systems."
Jon Bosak: "...the future lingua franca for the
exchange of structured data."
Sean McGrath: "... standardisation of data
K. Dick "...standard for electroninc data
Fuch: "XML is designed to encode information in
ways that are compatible to men and machines."
"XML is best utilised as a data interchange
format between databases..."