A long road ahead
Bringing XML back to documents
Most of the work being done with XML today is about data processing, not document processing. Microsoft has said publicly a number of times that they see XML as a tool for data processing. Making clear that XML's original document nature is useful may take some convincing.
Bringing Web developers to XML
Many Web developers see XML, even XHTML, as a threat to their livelihoods. XML seems to demand learning an ever-growing number of specifications, and the path forward is dimly lit.
Supporting XML platforms
At present, XML isn't a critical feature for Web browsers. If developers begin using XML extensively in Web applications, even on Intranets, it may become a differentiating feature.
The W3C's long-delayed XLink proposal offers hypertext developers the chance to move to a much more powerful and more easily managed set of tools for creating hypertext structures.
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