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Name XML Property List
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/979
Classification Text (Mark-up)
Description In the OS X, iOS, NeXTSTEP, and GNUstep programming frameworks, property list files store serialized objects. It is the standard way to save and load data between the internal representation within the objects defined in an Objective-C program and disk files, in order to store program settings and other data. This is the XML version but there is also a binary version of the format.
Byte order  
Related file formats 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 priority over Extensible Markup Language (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 06 Feb 2017
Source description Versions prior to DROID 6.3 may not identify this format correctly
Last updated 06 Feb 2017
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