Re: Recognizing the contribution of the developers of XML
peter murray-rust wrote: > Remember also that XML was a direct descendant of SGML. SGML was > typical first version system - over-ambitious and (I believe) never > fully implemented in a single piece of software. There are two optional features in SGML that were not implemented by the dominant parsers (OmniMark, SP, SGMLS) which were DATATAG and CONCUR. IIRC there were private systems that used them however. (E.g. TEI has CONCUR YES.) To say that SGML was never fully implemented assumes that the spec was written with that assumption. On the contrary, the provision of optional features with clear conformance levels shows otherwise. That James Clark or Sam Willmott or whoever decided not to implement a certain optional part of SGML shows it is good to have optional parts not enormous monolithic standards. So I am not aware of any part of ISO 8879 that was not implemented somewhere. Cheers Rick Jelliffe
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