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Name Extensible Markup Language
Version 1.0
Other names XML (1.0)
Identifiers MIME:  application/xml
PUID:  fmt/101
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  public.xml
MIME:  text/xml
Family  
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Disclosure Full
Description The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a general purpose markup language for creating other, special purpose, markup languages, and is a simplified subset of SGML. The structure and grammar of an XML document can be defined using a markup declaration, such as a Document Type Definition (DTD) or XML schema. A XML document consists of nested elements, each of which may have attributes and content. It typically begins with an XML declaration, defining the XML version and character set used. This may be followed by a Document Type declaration, containing or pointing to a markup declaration for the class of document. An XML document is said to be well-formed if it conforms to the XML specification; it is said to be valid if it additionally complies with a defined markup declaration. The formatting and transformation of XML documents can be controlled using the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL).
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has lower priority than Internet Archive (1.0)
Has lower priority than Geography Markup Language  
Has lower priority than XML Schema Definition  
Has lower priority than Scalable Vector Graphics (1.0)
Has lower priority than Scalable Vector Graphics (1.1)
Has lower priority than DROID Signature File Format (1.0)
Has lower priority than DROID File Collection File Format (1.0)
Has lower priority than Microsoft Visio XML Drawing (2003-2010)
Has lower priority than Keyhole Markup Language (XML)  
Has lower priority than Chemical Markup Language  
Has lower priority than Internet Archive (1.1)
Has lower priority than Scalable Vector Graphics Tiny (1.2)
Has lower priority than Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control file  
Has lower priority than TransXchange File Format  
Has lower priority than Domino XML Document Export  
Has lower priority than Domino XML Database Export  
Has lower priority than X3D (3.0)
Has lower priority than X3D (3.1)
Has lower priority than X3D (3.2)
Has lower priority than X3D (3.3)
Has lower priority than Vector Markup Language  
Has lower priority than INTERLIS Transfer File (2.3)
Has lower priority than Industry Foundation Classes XML  
Has lower priority than Additive Manufacturing File Format  
Has lower priority than AbiWord Document  
Has lower priority than AbiWord Document Template  
Has lower priority than Music XML  
Has lower priority than Mathcad Document (XML)
Has lower priority than Music Encoding Initiative  
Has lower priority than XML Property List  
Has lower priority than AAE Sidecar Format  
Has lower priority than EazyDraw File Format  
Has lower priority than iMovieProj File Format  
Has lower priority than NIB File Format  
Has lower priority than INTERLIS Transfer File (2.2)
Has lower priority than Redcode Metadata (RMD) File  
Has lower priority than Geography Markup Language (3.2)
Has lower priority than Scribus Document  
Has priority over Hypertext Markup Language (2.0)
Has priority over Hypertext Markup Language (3.2)
Has priority over Hypertext Markup Language (4.0)
Has priority over Hypertext Markup Language (4.01)
Has priority over Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (1.0)
Has priority over Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (1.1)
Has priority over Hypertext Markup Language  
Is supertype of TransXchange File Format  
Is supertype of AbiWord Document  
Is supertype of AbiWord Document Template  
Is supertype of Music XML  
Is supertype of Mathcad Document (XML)
Is supertype of Music Encoding Initiative  
Is supertype of Geography Markup Language (3.2)
Technical Environment  
Released 04 Feb 2004
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by World Wide Web Consortium
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description  
Last updated 02 Aug 2005
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