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XML, or eXtensible Markup Language, is one of the hottest topics in e-commerce today, partially because it seeks to enable more electronic exchange with less cost.
This simple example shows data that can be stored in a text file, encrypted as necessary, sent via email, and displayed in a web browser. And since the file is in an electronic form, it can also be interpreted by another program and imported into software.
How does XML work with E-Commerce?
As shown above, XML can label and organize the contents of any business transaction. The trading partners can use whatever means they prefer to access the information, from writing a style sheet to display the contents, to writing or purchasing software to process the data.
How will I use XML?
XML is being used in some applications for e-commerce here at Raytheon. Contact the Electronic Commerce team to discuss how it might be used in communicating with your organization.