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Hello All --
Is XML the next big thing? Hmmm. I don't see too many forums devoted to XML -- seems WebMasters are still slaving away over HTML.
What about XHTML... is that simply a cross-over language to get us from HTML to XML?
Amazon.com lists several hundred books on XML, stretching back to at least 2000. That's over six years (it takes a while to write a book). that the thinkers have been pumping out "how-to" material. Hmmm. How long does it take for a web technology concept to gestate and take hold?
The W3C says about XML:
while W3C says the Mission of XHTML is:"Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a simple, very flexible text format derived from SGML (ISO 8879). Originally designed to meet the challenges of large-scale electronic publishing, XML is also playing an increasingly important role in the exchange of a wide variety of data on the Web and elsewhere."
Are they both XML and XHTML necessary in the long run? What say you?"To fulfill the promise of XML for applying XHTML to a wide variety
of platforms. To assist W3C's leadership role to support rich Web contents
that combine XHTML with other W3C's work on areas such as math, scalable
vector graphics, synchronized multimedia, and forms."
Let's discuss... and be sure to take the survey.
Yours - Scott