XML links technology’s offerings By David Brown01/28/2002|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/21/2003 XML. Extensible Markup Language. It’s likely most HR practitioners have little, if any, idea what XML is or how it will affect what they do. What it boils down to is this: while just about everything, including HR, has been going “e” in recent years there is a fundamental flaw in all those systems, software and programs that have been developed with the intent of improving business efficiency through automation. Many of them “speak” different languages and therefore have difficulty communicating with each other. Sure information can be wired around the world, but often when it arrives at the receiving interface it stops. The data received then must be read and manually re-entered into the systems at that end. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.