Astronomical Data Center

XML Group Resources Page

We provide here a summary of XML resources and tools that are were under development or in use by the XML Group at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 630.1 when it closed down in 2003.

[list pointer] What is XML?

XML is the eXtensible Markup Language. It is an emerging standard for digital information markup. It allows information (data, metadata, documentation, resources of any kind) to be expressed in a structured, flexible, and easily parsible manner. XML allows for contents-based tagging of any information resource, and consequently it allows for powerful, focused, and efficient contents-based search and retrieval of information. For more information and an excellent starting point for learning about XML, refer to the on-line articles: "A Technical Introduction to XML", and "The Evolution of Web Documents: The Ascent of XML".

[list pointer] Our XML Activities, Tools, and Resources:

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Webmasters: Dr. Ed Shaya and Dr. Brian Thomas
Last Revised: 10/08/2003 23:12:22