Promises, promises. Despite the enormous enthusiasm XML has aroused among programmers and e-commerce shops, the technology has so far missed its original target, the World Wide Web. But all that may change very soon. Simon St. Laurent explains why XML is good for you... and how it will change the web as we know it.
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