Using XML with Domino

Domino now provides support for Extensible Markup Language, or XML. XML enables you to tag data in order to delimit it, leaving the interpretation of the data to the applications that read it. Unlike Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), which describes the appearance of data, XML describes the structure of data. This makes XML compatible with Domino, which stores data in structured documents, separate from its presentation. By using XML -- working on data separated from its presentation -- you can now generate more powerful Domino applications.

The XML representation of Domino data is known as DXL. DXL describes Domino-specific data and design elements such as embedded views, forms, and documents. As XML becomes the standard basis for exchanging information, DXL provides a basis for importing or exporting XML representations of data to and from a Domino application.