Web Publishing Tools, Techniques and Methods
A new generation of Web Authoring Tools have become available which have the ability to build websites that can electronically integrate with other websites over the Internet using XML messages.
For example, a company that sells widgets internationally might want to display widget prices on their website in a foreign currencies. Because currencies fluctuate daily, it is difficult to provide accurate foreign currency prices without some integration.
Using a Web Publishing Tool that supports an emerging technology called XML, a corporate website can communicate with a banking web server in real-time to obtain the required exchange rate. The website can then apply the real-time exchange rate to compute the cost of the widget in the foreign currency and display the widget price on the website.
XML will play a key role in helping companies that use different technologies and different platforms to integrate electronically via the Internet.