At 19:14 26/10/2005, Luther, Ron wrote: >Where does the XML provide added value? Where is the 'coolness' here >that is specific to XML? That's what I guess I'm not getting. This is possibly my most belated reply in a long time, but it's in an area that I've been working on lately. We have a number of systems in my workplace that need different "skins" in different places. This can theoretically be done with HTML and CSS, of course, but getting the developers to produce HTML output from the backend that I don't have to mess with as I write the CSS borders on impossible. It's far, far easier to get them to write XML, and apply XSL to it to do whatever I want. In essence, the separation between content and presentation is extremely clear in XML/XSL, in a way that you can't get in anything else that I've seen. Drew.