Monday, September 27, 2004

News Analysis - Middle Men: How Mark Logic is Redefining the Role of XML in Content Aggregation

With the eXtensible Markup Language gaining steam as a method for getting content to and fro in an easy-to-use format, more organizations turn to XML as a solution for driving down content delivery cost and complexity. Easier said that done in many instances, especially when it comes to getting search engines to hum across a wide variety of sources. But Mark Logic has drawn together XML-based content normalization, search and delivery capabilities in an open and flexible framework that makes the prospect of a universal enterprise Web environment based on XML standards far easier to consider for both enterprises and the premium content suppliers that support them. It might not be the sunniest news for content suppliers who had hoped to maintain proprietary advantages in the face of XML, but it's news worth watching carefully.

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