Web Standards Update

Dan Connolly
XML '99
December 1999
Philadelphia, PA, USA


About W3C

W3C Activities: What We Do

XML at W3C: Background

The Role of XML at W3C

While in principle anyone is free to use any syntax in a new language, the evident advantages from sharing the syntax are so great that new languages should where it is not overly damaging in other ways be written in XML. Apart from the efficiency of sharing tools, parsers, and understanding, this also leverages the work which has been put in to XML in the way of internationalization, and extensibility.
Web Architecture from 10,000 Feet
Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director