Java & XML 2nd Edition

When I wrote the preface to the first edition of Java & XML just over a year ago, I had no idea what I was getting into. I made jokes about XML appearing on hats and t-shirts; yet as I sit writing this, I'm wearing a t-shirt with "XML" emblazoned across it, and yes, I have a hat with XML on it also (in fact, I have two!). So, the promise of XML has been recognized, without any doubt. And that's good.