XML 2006 kicks off

by Simon St. Laurent

XML 2006 started with a reminder of SGML 1996, where eleven brave people suggested a major simplification of SGML intended to make it usable on the Web, which became XML. I think they hoped to take over the Web specifically more than has actually happened, but it's clearly made its way to the world. Jon Bosak, chair of that group, will be closing the conference with reflections on the past decade.