Welcome to XML!
XML is a markup language that lets you turn your documents from a static
file into a repository of information that you can display and work with
in many different ways.
If you've been reading any of the headlines you'd think that XML is the
greatest invention since auto-start coffee makers. It's being touted as
the wave of the future and the greatest, newest invention.
XML is a way of adding intelligence to your documents. It lets you identify
each element using meaningful tags and it lets you add information
("metatdata") about each element.