Everyone's using XML, but does anyone care?

Track: KP, Deploying XML

Audience Level: High Level view

Time: Thursday, November 17 19:30

Author: David Megginson, Megginson Technologies Ltd.

Keywords: Users, Managers, XML, Syntax, Text, Usability, Search, Services


People are using XML in applications that are reshaping the technological world, like weblog syndication, recomposable web sites, enterprise messaging, and even cell phone information sharing. But what about XML itself? Does it matter? Is it just a bit of convenient plumbing, or a world-changing technology?

This presentation will look over XML's success stories so far, and will close the conference with a retrospective of some of the most compelling ideas that have come out of presentations, town halls, vendor displays, and hallway chit-chat over the past four days.