19th February 2000

Introduction to XML
Owen Synge

XML is a technology/standard that should have existed years ago. It is stunningly simple, and widely applicable.

The history of XML will be explained first to give a solid understanding of the reasons for associated standards such as XSL and DTD’s. Then the implications for the web and also UNIX programmers will be then covered.

This talk will not go into great depth on the specifics of XML, as like any standard or language practical hands on experience is the only way to understand the fine details. The general points will also hopefully keep you all interested.

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