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Glossary of Printing Terminology

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Xerography
Electrostatic copying process in which toner adheres to electrostatically charge paper to produce an image.

XHTML
Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language. HTML specification defined as an XML application. As it is strictly defined in an XML, DTD, XHTML 1.0 is not susceptible to the kind of hacking, non-standard augmentation and ‘sloppy’ use that ‘straight’ HTML was in the 90s. The XHTML 1.0 standard has ‘cleaned up’ the web and provided a solid platform for future development.

XML
Extensible Mark-up Language. A set of rules which let you define your own HTML-like mark-up tags. An XML file is therefore just a tagged-up text document which can then be imported into software programs for automated formatting and layout.

XMP
Extensible, embedded metadata standard developed by Adobe to allow enable creative software and workflow platforms to interact with digital assets in a sophisticated manner.

XSL
A suffix used to denote files created with the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program.