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On Thu, 2005-11-17 at 17:05 +0000, Dave Pawson wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-11-16 at 16:35 -0500, Elledge, Marion wrote:
> > The theme for 2006 is "Building Web 2.0".
> If web 2.0 is hot air,
> what is a conference on web 2.0?
> A sales dream?
I intend to write a fuller defence of my choosing of this theme, but in
short my opinion is this: there has been a marked change in the types of
web application we are seeing today, fuelled in part by the maturation
of XML, a revival in browser technology, a willingness to share data
openly and new web development frameworks. These aspects cover the four
tracks in XTech, detailed in the CFP at
These applications are touted by some as "Web 2.0" (as well as a lot
else, admittedly!) Whether you like the name or not, I think the
coincidence of the technologies and trends are important. XTech will
be, as ever, intensely practical and no-nonsense.