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Benefits of XML

The benefits of using XML for Web site management derive primarily from its property of separating a document’s content from its presentation. This enables that content to be managed more efficiently in a single source file. The principle behind single source is that one document contains all the content independent of presentation attributes. When a change is made to that content, it is made in only one place and automatically propagated to all the places it is used and displayed (Web pages, PDF pages, etc.)

The following is a list of some of the benefits that CTG and the Testbed participants found in their experience using XML for Web site content management.