XML Has Momentum
The main roles for XML include:
standardized data interchange
XML is making progress in back-end processing. XML
processing is programmatic.
A medium for temporary or persistent storage of objects
A method for exposing the relevance and meaning of
information in XML data stores
Way to separate the structure, format, and raw data for
different display purposes
A way to invoke local or distributed processing, including
passing network messages in a standardized way.
April 2001. Original data from Morgan
Stanley Dean Witter and IDC Research
and XML Solutions.