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XML stands for Extensible Markup Language, not eXtensible Markup Language

February 21, 2008

A couple days ago there was this interesting exchange on the xml-dev list:

Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

> The X stands for eXtensible.

Tim Bray (editor of the XML specification) responded:

> Elliotte, hang your head in shame, and write on the chalkboard 10 ** 10 times:

> XML stands for Extensible Markup Language
> The X is for the first syllable of Extensible
> eXtensible is a spelling error.