XML (Extensible Markup Language, see www.w3.org/XML/) is a generic model for the structuring of data. XML has a generic syntax (markup) used to represent elements of the model in a text format. The representation in text format enables the display of structured data without using the program that created the data. ABAP data can be transformed to XML and back using XSL transformations and simple transformations. In addition, the iXML Library and sXML Library make it possible to handle XML data.