What the Hell is XML?

XML introduction on A List Apart.

XML (Extensible Markup Language) IS THE EURODOLLAR OF WEB DEVELOPMENT. Both XML and the Euro bring order to chaos; both offer undeniable, wide–ranging benefits; both are poised, in 2002, to change the way we do things. Frankly, both scare the crap out of people.

For web developers, 2002 is a time to conquer fears and take their first hands–on approach to XML. It’s time to examine XML and realize the practical benefits that it can provide to web projects today.