This is not a good thing for either community (and it’s why part of my reaction to JSON is "Sigh"). XML misses out by not having the innovation, enthusiasm and traction that the Web developer community brings with it, and the Web developer community misses out by not being able to take advantage of the powerful and convenient technologies that have been built on top of XML over the last decade.
via James Clark’s Random Thoughts – XML vs the Web. I’m not even sure anymore about the idea of XML to manage your server solutions is going to be used much going forward. I’m really leaning towards calling XML an end-of-life technology.