The eXtensible Markup Language, or XML is a method to add structure and context to unstructured information This paper presents some of the latest issues in using XML as a standard for information publishing. We present XBRL (eXtended Business Reporting Language) and possible applications in elaborating financial documents. We also present DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) as a new XML based standard developed by IBM DITA is used for technical information structuring and publishing. In the final part we present a DITA implementation of a procedures manual for a hypermarket.XBRL, XML, DITA, HTML, taxonomy, instance document
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