Overheard at XML 2008: “Wow, it’s a good thing Mark Logic sponosred, otherwise nobody would be here.” (there were only five tables in the expo area.)
Overseen on the XML 2008 schedule: only one mention of XQuery, and that’s in relation to eXist, not the aforementioned sponsor.
This conference does have a different feel to it. Is XML at the ASCII-tipping-point, where it becomes so obvious that conferences aren’t needed? -m