Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <arb@connect.com.au>
Tue, 11 Feb 1997 15:29:23 +1100

What about XML? <URL:http://www.sil.org/sgml/related.html#xml>:


> Extensible Markup Language (XML) is descriptively identified as "an
> extremely simple dialect of SGML" the goal of which "is to enable
> generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the
> way that is now possible with HTML," for which reason "XML has been
> designed for ease of implementation, and for interoperability with both
> SGML and HTML." XML is being "developed by a W3C Generic SGML Editorial
> Review Board formed under the auspices of the W3 Consortium in 1996 and
> chaired by Jon Bosak of Sun Microsystems, with the very active
> participation of a Generic SGML Working Group also organized by the
> W3C." [adapted from the Abstract of WD-xml-961101]
> Features in SGML but not in XML include [November 5, 1996], though not
> exhaustively: "Tag omission; The CONCUR, LINK, DATATAG, and SHORTREF
> features; The "&" connector in content models; Inclusions and
> exclusions in content models; CURRENT, CONREF, NAME, NAMES, NUMBER,
> NUMBERS, NUTOKEN, and NUTOKENS declarations for attributes; The NET
> construct; Abstract syntax; Capacities and quantities; Comments
> appearing within other markup declarations; Public Identifiers;
> Omission of quotes on attribute values."

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