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XTech 2007 is less than a month away! I’m going to be presenting on Creole: Validating Overlapping Markup in the Core Technologies track on Wednesday 16th May at 16:00. Yes, I know it’s really an Extreme paper, but (a) I’m not going to Extreme this year, (b) I’ll be reaching out to a slightly wider audience, and (c) I just cannot wait any longer to talk about Creole!

The only trouble is: how am I going to make overlapping markup interesting to all the Web 2.0 geeks? More to the point: how do I explain the elegance of Brzozowski derivatives without losing at least half the audience?