XML Begins to Impact B2B E-Commerce (Jun 2000)

August, 2002


The close of 1999 saw a number of initiatives that will accelerate progress in adapting the Extensible Markup Language (XML) to business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce. The promise of XML has encouraged a variety of players to enter the fray of standards definition. Among these competing players are vendors, vertical industry trade organizations, and individual companies. While standardization is badly needed in the XML realm, this divisiveness has tended to drive the participants apart and confuse potential users.