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Re: DOM and SGML

From: Axel Zeilner <az@mail.cri.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 17:47:22 +0200
To: www-dom@w3.org
Message-Id: <98071418132303.05915@nexus>
Hello Jerome Thirion,

On Tue, 14 Jul 1998, Jerome Thirion wrote:
>Is DOM is compliant to SGML? In the negative why?
SGML is a language to write structured documents

DOM may be used to build up the structure of a document
in program memory as an object tree. 

As XML is a "subset" of SGML one may answer your question 
"yes, but". The difficult part arises where you try to use any
SGML features which are missing in XML. But as far as i know
you will meet these problems only if you try to generate a
SGML document out of the DOM representation  instead
of an XML document.

>Jerome Thirion
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Axel Zeilner
CRI Deutschland GmbH
Received on Tuesday, 14 July 1998 12:16:04 UTC

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