Issue No. 04 - July/August (2002 vol. 6)
<p>The Extensible Markup Language has become the standard for informationinterchange on the Web. Developed primarily as a document markup language more powerful than HTML yet less complex than SGML, XML does not require content to adhere to structural rules. XML gives a single, human-readable syntax for representing data, including data in relational format. Hence XML appeals to both the document and thedatabase communities.</p>
U. Nambiar, Z. Lacroix, S. Bressan, M. L. Lee and Y. Li, "Current Approaches to XML Management," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 6, no. , pp. 43-51, 2002.