Ten Promises of XML

  1. A simplified SGML that mere mortals can use

  2. The desperate perl hacker can write a parser in a weekend

  3. Readers can display information the way they want to see it

  4. Replaces proprietary extensions to HTML

  5. Media-independent publishing

  6. Better stylesheets than CSS

  7. Enable electronic commerce

  8. Better linking than <a href="...">

  9. Focus on information rather than presentation

  10. Add semantics to the web through metadata

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