What can I say about XML that somebody before me hasn’t already said? One little Google search is enough to learn that XML whitens whites and brightens brights. In short, name an ill that plagues today’s world, and there is probably someone out there who has written an article about it and how XML can fix it.
Alright, I admit it, I’m stretching the truth a little to get my point across. However, it does give something of the feel of the aura that surrounds XML—well, at least from an outsider’s perspective. XML is another one of those “I don’t know what it is, but I want it” type of things.
The format of this chapter goes along the following lines: