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Address Data Interchange Specification (ADIS): XML specification for the interchange of address data both domestically and internationally. It is based on storing the parts of an address, or address elements, and then combining them together with intelligent editing to create output formats, or renditions, for particular mailpieces. It includes data about the addresses, such as whether they are complete or missing particular elements that affect address quality. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: ADIS page on the IDEAlliance website.

eXtensible Name Address Language (xNAL): XML specification for managing name and address data regardless of country of origin. It consists of two parts: xNL, eXtensible Name Language, to define the name components, and xAL, eXtensible Address Language, to define the address components. xNL and xAL are part of the OASIS Customer Information Quality (CIQ) family of specifications. Also seexCRL and xCIL. Organization: OASIS. More information: CIQ page on the OASIS website.

Mail.XML: XML specification for communication between industry members and from industry to the final mail processing and delivery organization that delivers the mail to the end consumer, e.g., USPS. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: Mail.XML page on the IDEAlliance website.

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