Re: re:Multi-Lingual Project Gutenberg (was: Unicode plain text)

From: Gavin Nicol (
Date: Wed May 28 1997 - 09:23:47 EDT

>Yes, old, reliable SGML has been around for a long, long time. (I still
>have some WATERLOO SCRIPT files!) Question is, how many applications out
>there can ingest SGML as is (as normally presented, without further
>editing)? Very few, I think, in comparison with html (for which lots of
>really good tools are readily available). How many applications accept XML?
>fewer again, I should think.

SGML has many syntactic features that make it hard to write parser for,
and the difficulty results in fewer applications. XML makes it much
easier. I expect a *large* number of XML applications to appear,
including some from MS and NS.

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