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To the uninitiated, XML can often seem more trouble than it's worth. There's the complex jargon, the fundamentally different design principles, the confusing array of technologies, each with its own unpronounceable acronym, and - probably the most annoying aspect - the long and convoluted specifications, most of which immediately induce drowsiness and deep sleep...

Once you've figured out the basics, though, and played with the tools a little - even if it's something as simple as marking up your to-do list and transforming it with XSLT - it quickly becomes obvious that this is a technology with tremendous potential. By providing a set of rules for data description, together with the technology necessary to transform and present this data, XML opens up whole new possibilities for better (read: more efficient) data interpretation, usage and exchange.

Now, while these applications are certainly not restricted to the Internet, the Web is still XML's most potent proving ground. And if XML is to succeed on the Web, it needs to find a way to incorporate the most fundamental construct of the wired universe - in fact, the very thing that makes the Web so powerful.


Luckily, you and I are not the only people in the room who've realized this. The guys who came up with XML know it too, and they've expended an enormous amount of time, energy and brainpower on coming up with a way to link XML data and documents together. It's called XLink, and it's easily one of the most interesting pieces of the XML jigsaw. Keep reading, and I'll tell you why.

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