[written by Eve Maler, VP Innovation & Emerging Technology, @xmlgrrl]
The year was 2000, and those of us who had invented XML were going around talking it up. Dan Connolly of the World Wide Web Consortium would use a hypothetical example of a schema, the Pig Farmers’ Markup Language, to discuss XML’s benefits. Only a few years later, I ran into an agricultural group that had basically created that language. There were no hypothetical “MLs” anymore.