Objectives of Conversion to XML
There are many objectives, but two are most important:
- (Well-formed) XML is easier to process
- More consistent across vendors
- More choice in tools and methods
- Tools are more lightweight, APIs more standard....
- XML tagging can be richer, more descriptive
- “Separate format from content”
- Support more data reuse
- Publish in other formats?
These two objectives may go together, but don't have to:
decide what your needs are.