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XML *is* SGML

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 09:33:00 +0700
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19970515023300.01411728@jclark.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 21:22 14/05/97 +0200, Bert Bos wrote:

>That is not much of a reason. XML is not SGML, except very
>superficially.

XML *is* SGML.  The spec explicitly lists as one of the design goals:

  XML shall be compatible with SGML.

This has been a goal of the XML effort from the very beginning.  It is a
goal that has had an enormous impact on the design of XML and it is a goal
that has been achieved: all XML documents are conforming SGML documents (or
will be in a couple of months once the SGML TC passes).

James
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 1997 22:48:37 UTC

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