I have a confession to make. I’m an XML-phobe. I know, in today’s soci-
ety of political correctness and respect for other cultures, that’s nothing
short of inexcusable, but what can I say? I’m getting old and, therefore,
When I first heard of XML a while back, I couldn’t help but thinking of
it as the answer to a question nobody asked. This feeling was, in fact, aug-
mented by the continuous misuse of this outrageously verbose in all sorts
of places where it really didn’t belong. Have a configuration file? Let’s
make it XML. Need to store data? ...