Introduction to the Annotated XML Specification

by Tim Bray

The other window contains the XML specification; this window the commentary on it. The content and appearance of the XML spec are exactly as in the official version; it has not been edited in any way to generate this presentation. The commentary is contained in external XML files, with XML hyperlinks into the (entirely unaltered) XML version of the spec. The footnoted HTML version that you see on the screen is program-generated. The annotations are flagged as follows:

Historical or cultural commentary; some entertainment value.
Technical explanations, including amplifications, corrections, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Advice on how to use this specification.
Examples to illustrate what the spec is saying.
Annotations that it's hard to find a category for.

Copyright © 1998, Tim Bray. All rights reserved.