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Managing Enterprise Content: A Unified Content Strategy, Second Edition by Charles Cooper, Ann Rockley

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Chapter 19. The role of XML

XML is the underlying technology that makes modern content management systems (CMSs) possible. It allows us to break content into reusable elements, and helps us find them so we can arrange them into new information products. It allows different types of computer systems to talk to each other—to send information back and forth—allowing us to share information between departments and companies.

The best part about XML is that you don’t really need to know too much about it to use it. It’s like driving a car. You don’t have to understand how an internal combustion engine works to start and drive the car; likewise you don’t have to understand the internals of XML in order to use it well.

On the other hand, knowledge is ...

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