An international standard metalanguage for creating markup languages that structure digital information in a way that allows for the exchange, display, and storage of data independent of proprietary operating systems and hardware devices.
Extensible Markup Language.
Webster's New World
Origin of Xml
Ex(tensible) M(arkup) L(anguage)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Xml Sentence Examples
How to strip ampersands from xml code using xsl David Carlisle It depends what you mean.
An XML file is a piece of ASCII text that contains tags enclosed in triangular brackets.
When the XML parser reads in this as an XML document, it decodes the bytes into Unicode characters.
If you need a product to interface XML with COBOL applications then you must have COBOL programs and a COBOL compiler already.