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Why is XML better for e-commerce than HTML?

Describe the three main featrues of XML that make it more suitable for Internet commerce than HTML.

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Data Semantics, Data Semantics and Data Semantics :-) XML allows you to make the semantics of your data unambiguous. It allows you to call a spade a <spade>. This is by far the most important capability it offers.

This was first published in February 2004

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