CHICAGO -- XML, or Extensible Markup Language, may just turn out to be the solution the supermarket industry needs to solve many of its pressing Internet integration issues. "XML is standards based and that is absolutely key," said Greg Zwanziger, director, e-commerce, Supervalu, Eden Prairie, Minn., speaking at the Retail Systems 2000 show here last month. Compared with the versatility of XML for transmitting information, electronic data interchange is considered inflexible. "XML has much ...

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