This article focuses on the distinction between the methodology and technology behind XML and the content of the information that it must convey. The author argues that XML, rather than being in an incunabula state of development, is a highly structured, controlled (by standards organizations) communication channel. The author concludes that Wilkes's model is valid for representing how labor is divided in creating XML, but that it does not explain how the norms, standards, and conventions of the technology are determined.
ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD) – Association for Computing Machinery
Published: May 1, 2002