Here are some interesting posts related to SQL Server 2000's XML support (also see the upcoming summary on SQL Server 2005's XML support posts):

  1. Explains why SQL Server 2000's XML support is still relevant and how it evolves into SQL Server 2005
  2. Providing the link to the MSXML 2.6 DLL that was missing in SQL Server 2000 SP3/SP3a
  3. Pointing to Mr. SQLXML's, Irwin Dolobowski, blog