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markup language

[′märk‚əp ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A set of rules and procedures for markup.

markup language

A set of labels that are embedded within text to distinguish individual elements or groups of elements for display or identification purposes. The labels are typically known as "tags."

For rendering (displaying and printing), markup languages indicate where font and other layout changes start and stop. For content identification, markup languages turn a text document into the equivalent of a database record in which individual data elements can be located for processing. In a database, elements are placed in a predefined structure. In a document, data elements reside in a freeform structure like text and must be identified with tags that mark their beginning and end.

It All Started with SGML
SGML is the granddaddy markup language that served as the foundation for HTML and XML. HTML is used for rendering the document, and XML is used for identifying the content of the document. See XML vocabulary, microformat, SGML, HTML and XML.
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Analytical Information Markup Language (AnIML), is a markup language for analytical chemistry data that is currently under development by ASTM subcommittee E13.15.
You may not have had much experience with other markup languages, but you have probably used markup in one form or another.
The emerging Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) as well as specifications from the Liberty Alliance explicitly call out SAML assertions in their specifications.
Netegrity is the first company to provide a reference implementation of SAML based on the proposed OASIS Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) standard.
Earlier this year, Nokia and numerous other industry leaders in the mobile and content industries announced that they are supporting the XHTML markup language (Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language) as the format for the future evolution of mobile services.
An example in the language of technology would be XML (eXtensible Markup Language), the new syntax that underpins the World Wide Web and enhances and extends HTML (HyperText; Markup Language).
Adobe will also continue to endorse industry standards on which Network Publishing is based, such as eXtensible Markup Language (XML), Adobe PDF, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Synchronized Multimedia Integrated Language (SMIL), Wireless Markup Language (WML) for WAP devices, and the Compact HyperText Markup Language (cHTML) for i-mode.
EASTERN SOFTWARE CORPORATION, SHARON, Pennsylvania, has announced it has developed an XML (extensible markup language) interface tool that supports the entire MISMO data dictionary.
* World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) outlines the future course of web technologies such as hypertext markup language (HTML), dynamic HTML (DHTML), standard generalized markup language (SGML) and extensible markup language (XML).
NetSanity Inc has developed Pebbles, a new open XML (Extensible Markup Language) publishing language designed to enable web site content providers to publish information in a single format that is readable from any Internet-enabled device.
XML is the Extensible Markup Language. It is a true subset of SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language, a more-than-decade-old standard in use for documenting some of the largest, most complicated systems (nuclear power plants, aerospace, government agencies).
Acxiom Data Network now supports XML (eXtensible Markup Language) as its basis for providing InfoBase data products over the Internet to qualified, registered businesses.