We’re only three weeks away from XML 2006. Which brings to mind that it was ten years ago at that same conference (different name then) that we showed the world the first draft of the XML spec. It was a carefully-staged event, and one of the most intense 45 minutes in my life. Ah... Back to this year. Looks like David Megginson has put together a program that is notably free of the usual suspects and rich with new stuff. I see presenters from Google and the Motley Fool, and on PHP and (my goodness) JSON. Looks very good.