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Pemberton, Steven. “The 100 Year Web: In Praise of XML.” Presented at Balisage: The Markup Conference 2018, Washington, DC, July 31 - August 3, 2018. In Proceedings of Balisage: The Markup Conference 2018. Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 21 (2018).

Balisage: The Markup Conference 2018
July 31 - August 3, 2018

Balisage Paper: The 100 Year Web: In Praise of XML

Steven Pemberton


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It’s about sixty years since the start of public computing; fifty years since the term “software crisis” was coined; Europe is celebrating thirty years of the internet this year; and we’re celebrating twenty years of XML this year too. It is a milestone year for XML, and an important juncture as well. The last W3C XML WG has finished its work. What next? Where should we be heading, what do we want to achieve next, and how should we do it?