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"Guidelines for the Use of XML in IETF Protocols"

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 11:47:48 -0800
To: <ietf@ietf.org>, <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, <ietf-xml-mime@imc.org>
Cc: "'Paul Hoffman / IMC'" <phoffman@imc.org>, "'Marshall Rose'" <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>, "Scott Hollenbeck" <shollenbeck@verisign.com>, <ietf-xml-use@imc.org>
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   The eXtensible Markup Language (XML) is a framework for structuring
   data.  While it evolved from SGML -- a markup language primarily
   focused on structuring documents -- XML has evolved to be a widely-
   used mechanism for representing structured data.

   There are a wide variety of Internet protocols; many have need for a
   representation for structured data relevant to their application.
   There has been much interest in the use of XML as a representation
   method.  This document describes basic XML concepts, analyzes various
   alternatives in the use of XML, and provides guidelines for the use
   of XML within IETF standards-track protocols.

Intended Publication Status
   It is the goal of the authors that this draft (when completed and
   then approved by the IESG) be published as a Best Current Practice

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