[META-SIG] SGML SIG Proposal
Tue, 16 Dec 1997 11:30:13 -0500
I propose to create an SGML sig with an explicit 6 month time to live
and an option for renewal at that point.
SGML-SIG: A Special Interest Group on APIs and software for SGML/XML
This SIG exists in order to discuss classes, interfaces and software for
the processing of SGML documents (including the XML subset).
For more information on the SIG's mandate, see
http://***not yet set up see below***
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This list exists in order to discuss classes, interfaces and software
for the processing of SGML documents (including the XML subset).
Concrete goals of the first mandate should include:
* Python version of the World Wide Web Consortium "Document Object
Model" API (this should be a straightforward translation of IDL to
* Development of Python-specific event based and tree APIs for
processing of SGML documents. (perhaps inspired by similar efforts in
the Java or C++ worlds and the existing Python SGML processing packages)
* Development of a validating XML parser that would serve to make XML
competitive in XML processing.
* Development of a filter for the output of NSGMLS that generates the
events defined in our API.
Longer range goals might include:
* Embedding of Python into James Clark's C++ SP library.
* Wrapping of C++ SP and Grove API with our Python-specific APIs.
* Development of higher level tools for SGML processing (e.g. a
DSSSL-like tool, an "XML-Writer" library, etc.)
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