Version 0.5 (draft) of the XML FAQ is now available at 


This is the final draft release of the FAQ before WWW6. I hope to put
version 1.0 out for distribution as WWW6 opens.

Please report all errors and problems to me, either by email or by using
the form at the end of the file. By all means also post queries to this
newsgroup or mailing list, but please copy them to me also if you want
them to be actioned.

XML is the Extensible Markup Language being defined by the SGML Working
Group of the W3C. It is an application profile of SGML, designed to make
it easy and straightforward to use SGML on the Web. It defines an
extremely simple dialect of SGML (which is described in the Draft XML
Specification). The goal is to enable generic SGML to be served,
received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with