• An XML description of how to interact with a database and why you should be interested in it

  • Encompasses both F&N and Explain

  • Five sections: serverInfo, databaseInfo, metaInfo, indexInfo and recordInfo

  • Easy to create and implement using existing technology

  • Learns from the past (Explain and Explain Lite)

  • Built with searching and harvesting in mind

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