From: Marion Gunn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 04:28:24 CST
Yes, I have heard that, too, but don't really buy it.:-) What I have
also heard is that XML was an attempt to create a dumbed-down version of
SGML and also create a commercial product and/or substitute for HTML.
Never mind the history (about which either what you heard or what I
heard could be true, or something else entirely), what we need now is
something to serve pressing scholarly/research/computing needs, be that
'something' SGML or XML or both, or something else (there are always
more solutions than problems to hand).
Scríobh Mark Davis:
> Not according to what I have heard from a number of experts in SGML / XML
> whom I respect: apparently because of the complexity of SGML, there has
> never existed a parser that was fully conformant to the SGML spec. I believe
> that was one of the main motivating factors behind XML, to make a fully
> specified, easily implementable 'subset' of SGML.
-- Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991) 27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire. * email@example.com * firstname.lastname@example.org *
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