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The ideas behind XML

- we need something more SGML-like: general meta-information

The XML design

The vision: XML as the universal format for structuring information - no more proprietary/obscure/bit-hacking/inflexible/incompatible formats.

Rendering in browsers is completely defined by style sheets (e.g. CSS or XSL).

The basic benefit of XML: Generic tools for e.g. querying and transformation can be made.