I am kind of interested in applications of XML. To be sure, it was an interest in RSS which led me to write my random thoughts about things on this blog. Recently, I blogged an update about the MathML spec. I have heard of projects such as ChemML (CML) to markup molecular structure and reaction formulas, and a similar effort is in progress to markup music. Last night, I came across another effort by way of the cool Google ads on my pickup basketball site InfiniteHoops.com (shameless plug, I know and don’t care) — SportsML, which aims to provide a method to markup stats and scores from all sporting events. A SportsML feed of up to the minute pro sports stats is something which naturally would be a good fit for my particular situation and all the would-be ESPNs around the web. If those SportsML guys are reading this, no doubt the next step is a SOAP based SportsAPI for stat keeping. Perhaps in my next life I will have time to work on this.