Changeset 987


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Mar 24, 2011, 5:46:08 PM (8 years ago)
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ksherdy
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XML is human-readable.

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    33This section provides a brief overview of XML and traditional and parallel XML processing technology, and describes the key design and performance aspects of successive generations of the Parabix parallel XML processing technology. % clunky sounding...
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    5 In 1998, the W3C officially adopted XML as a standard. XML is a platform-independent data interchange format. The defining characteristics of XML are that it can represent virtually any type of information through the use of self-describing markup tags and can easily store semi-structured data in a descriptive fashion. XML markup encodes a description of an XML document's storage layout and logical structure. Because XML is intended to be ubiqutious, XML markup tags are often verbose by design \cite{TR:XML}.
     5In 1998, the W3C officially adopted XML as a standard. XML is a platform-independent data interchange format. The defining characteristics of XML are that it can represent virtually any type of information through the use of self-describing markup tags and can easily store semi-structured data in a descriptive fashion. XML markup encodes a description of an XML document's storage layout and logical structure. Because XML was intended to be human-readable, XML markup tags are often verbose by design \cite{TR:XML}.
    66For example, a typical XML file could be:
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