> So here it goes: first, could someone point me towards the archives o=
> f the
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> Second, how =
> do I go
> about learning XML? I know of many very interesting Web sites on the
> subject, but what I would really like to know are a few helpful title=
> s of
> printed references. I would like the book(s) to cover:
> 1) an overview of XML, its origins
Bob DuCharme's _Annotated XML Specification_ is very explanatory
> 2) the tools I need to try this new language(?)
My own _Understanding SGML and XML Tools_ covers this
> 3) code samples so I can understand how it works
There is a list of sites somewhere in the SGML/XML Web pages
> 4) whatever other information would be useful...
> I would like to find a book that covers the basics and beyond. Not as=
> as a "For dummies" book however...
I guess the only caveat is that it is still a technical subject, so
most of the documentation still assumes that the readers are fairly
well versed in computing or text technology first.