xml beyond the hype

I was at a workshop today in York, run by the Archaeological Data Service, entitled XML for archaeologists: Beyond the Hype. I went along because I felt that I didn’t really understand how XML works, and have to say I was very pleasantly suprised because I absolutely loved the workshop and came away feeling that I’d made the conceptual link that I needed in order to understand XML. My problem was that I was confused by the idea of a “language”.