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XML Unlocks Information

XML is gaining acceptance today, not because it is a great technology looking for a problem, but because today's problems require its flexibility and simplicity. In this article Doug talks about how XML can be used to accomodate human-authored content. He also discusses structured and unstructured data as well as tips for designing XML DTD's and more.

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By: Doug Domeny
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May 13, 2002
  1. · XML Unlocks Information
  2. · How XML Accommodates Human-Authored Content
  3. · Tips for Designing an XML DTD or Schema
  4. · Elements vs. Attributes with Database Oriented Data
  5. · Conclusion

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XML Unlocks Information - Conclusion
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Widespread adoption of XML technology depends on DTD and schema designs that provide a structure convenient for humans. In other words, people will use XML only if it is easy and solves a problem.

XML may solve database problems by providing a common format to exchange data. But databases have been around for a long time, and most database problems have been solved. XML may improve B2B commercial transactions, although B2B is not new either--standards like EDI have been in use for some time. XML may also be beneficial for mathematical equations, CAD-CAM, UML (software design and modeling), and other graphically oriented content.

Managing semi-structured content for multiple audiences across multiple media (for example, the web, text-enabled handheld wireless devices, and print) is a new problem. Because of its unique design, XML is perfect for managing such content.
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