The PROSE/XML specification is intended to be a standardized method for Publishers to communicate job specifications to Commercial Printers. In as far as it enforces certain formats for its data, and thereby standardizes the "look" of the data, the PROSE/XML specification rarely defines its content data values. It is left up to the trading partners i.e. printers and publishers, to determine the proper values for the content data transmitted via the PROSE/XML specification.

The latest PROSE XML documentation is contained within the: