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Kurt Cagle wrote:

> I've also found that many employers have stopped listing XML in their
> advertisements, not because they don't need that skill, but because
> they assume that working with XML is something that you should just
> know if you work with most computer languages.

These employers may be overly optimistic. Last night I gave an advanced 
XML presentation to a large audience of uber-geek Linux folks. Based on 
post-talk discussion, I suspect only about 30-40% were reasonably 
conversant with XML prior to that evening. If I'd realized that in 
advance I would have pitched the talk at a slightly lower level. It's 
certainly true that XML is more broadly understood in the community than 
it was five years ago. However, I don't think it's yet reached the level 
of ubiquity of C or Java.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@m...
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