XML


abbreviation Computers.

eXtensible Markup Language: a simplified version of SGML that can be used, especially on the World Wide Web, to create a tagging scheme that allows elements of a document to be marked according to their content rather than their format.

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Origin of XML

1995–2000
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British Dictionary definitions for XML

XML

abbreviation for

extensible markup language: a computer language used in text formatting
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Scientific definitions for XML

XML
[ ĕks′ĕm-ĕl ]

Short for extensible markup language. A version of SGML that allows one to design a customized markup language, used to allow for the easy interchange of documents and data on the World Wide Web or between software components.
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