I love Tim Bray. I met him back in 1992, I think, when I was going to SGML conferences and trying to figure out how to balance the coolness of an easy-to-read metadata format with the incredibly arcane syntax and requirements of SGML. He solved my problem a few years later by inventing XML. Now people are pissing all over it, and he strikes back:
Let’s look at some of XML’s chief virtues, then I’ll address some of the XML-sucks arguments, in the same spirit that Sammy Sosa addresses a fastball.