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   RE: [xml-dev] what is xml most used for

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We use SGML/XML for publishing drug information; XML for electronic
products, primarily.  For content published to the web, the search engine
runs against XML data, as opposed to the HTML view.  Matching on
content-based elements (e.g., <side-effects>) provides a richer search
capability than simple string matches.  Queries can be more focused this

Using semantic (content-based) elements also allows us to create a
repository of granular information from which we can easily extract just
those elements relevant to a given product/data-licensing request.  By
focusing on structural and semantic elements, the XML can be stored as
format-neutral content and repurposed for a variety of output instances,
print and electronic. <clarification>The repository is not complete yet, but
the above applies to publication XML as well.  Same content used for
multiple outputs.</clarification>

Hope this helps.
Douglas Rudder     drudder@drugfacts.com
"Within a media-neutral publishing environment, XML is used to identify and
the structure and content of information, independent of formatting

-----Original Message-----
From: Maciejewski, Thomas [mailto:Thomas.Maciejewski@lehman.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2002 12:57 PM
To: 'xml-dev@lists.xml.org'
Subject: [xml-dev] what is xml most used for

I was wondering what is the biggest niche that xml has obtained.  Like what
projects are you using XML for?

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