IBM, Sun Microsystems and a cabal of other vendors last week donated Extensible Markup Language (XML) utilities to the Apache open-source fold, bolstering the options available to developers who want to build new features into their applications.
Noted as a key standard to allow Web applications to interchange data, XML continues to gain support in the industry. The Apache Software Foundation acts as the repository for Apache's open-source code. Its president, Brian Behlendorf, said the US-based organisation's aim is broader than merely adding XML support to the Apache Web server.
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