Jon Bosak and Tim Bray, "XML and the Second-Generation Web," Scientific American, May 1999.
Two Web pioneers discuss how hypertext and a global Internet started a revolution and how XML is poised to finish the job. A convenient online version of their article with hyperlinks is available at http://www.scientificamerican.com/1999/0599issue/0599bosak.html.
"An Outsider's Guide to the W3C," authored by Simon St. Laurent, offers a list of frequently asked questions about the W3C, providing insights into its workings and philosophy.
Hosts a broad-ranging collection of personal notes and articles written by Tim Berners-Lee over the past decade describing the architectural design philosophy behind the Web.
"The Cover Pages," an encyclopedic Web site of news and articles about every aspect of XML maintained and updated daily by Robin Cover.
A vendor-neutral site with hundreds of links to news and articles about all aspects of Web services.