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XSLT An XSL Transform defines how XML data defined in one vocabulary can be translated into another, say between two customers.
XSL The eXtensible Stylesheet Language is a syntax for defining the display of XML information.
XQuery An SQL-like query language based on the structure of XML that allows direct access to specific nodes in an XML document. XML documents are hierarchical, starting with a document root and proceeding through a tree structure of parent nodes and related child nodes. A node may be any tagged element in the document, such as its title, table of contents, charts or tables. XQuery can retrieve and store information contained at a particular node without requiring the user to name all elements along the hierarchical path to that node.
XPath An XML query access method that navigates the hierarchical structure of an XML document. It gets to a particular point in the document by naming a progression of nodes in the tree structure.
X/Open An independent open systems organization with the strategy to combine various standards into a comprehensive integrated systems environment called Common Applications Environment, which contains an evolving portfolio of practical APIs.
XML schema An XML schema defines a type of document and the specialized XML tags that will be used with it. The schema may also include rules for exchanges of the document type.
XML Like HTML, eXtensible Markup Language is a subset of Standard Generalized Markup Language. XML is a standard for defining descriptions of content. Where HTML uses tags to define the presentation of information without context, XML uses tags to provide metadata which describes the context of the data thereby giving meaning to data that can be understood by computers. Since its approval by the W3C in 1998, XML has been endorsed by every major software vendor as the standard API, offering great promise to the industry indeed.
X.509 The International Telecommunications Union-T (ITU-T) specification that describes the format for hierarchical maintenance and storage of public keys for public-key systems.
X12.58 An ANSI security structures standard that defines data formats required for authentication and encryption to provide integrity, confidentiality, and verification of the security originator to the security recipient for the exchange of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data defined by Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12. See X12.
X12 An international standard for EDI messages, developed by the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).