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	Title		: Guidelines for The Use of XML within IETF Protocols
	Author(s)	: S. Hollenbeck, M. Rose, L. Masinter
	Filename	: draft-hollenbeck-ietf-xml-guidelines-03.txt
	Pages		: 31
	Date		: 22-May-02
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 being developed; 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.

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