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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "XML"?

XML is a document markup language that allows documents and data in general to be written in a format that can be parsed by machines as well as generally understood by humans. It is particularly suited for sharing data over the internet between two different systems that may not share the same data structures used internally. A number of other document specifications, including the browser page markup language xHTML and the RSS and ATOM news feed formats, are based on XML.

Also known as: "eXtensible Markup Language"

See Also: xHTML, RSS

Referred to by: news feed, RSS, WAP, WML, xHTML

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