The arrival of support for XML - the Extensible Markup Language - in browsers and authoring tools has followed a
long period of intense hype. Major databases, authoring tools (including Microsoft's Office 2000), and browsers
are committed to XML support. Many content creators and programmers for the Web and other media are left
wondering, "What can XML and its associated standards really do for me?" Getting the most from XML requires
being able to tag and transform XML documents so they can be processed by web browsers
, databases, mobile
phones, printers, XML processors, voice response systems, and LDAP directories, just to name a few targets.