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RE: SGML Question

From: Murray Macdonald <murray@mha.ca>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 05:28:32 -0700
Message-ID: <30BDEE18E474D511BB0A00D0B7BB87AF05EF2D@camel.mha.ca>
To: "'Kristof Dielis'" <kristof@imotion.be>, www-html@w3.org
That's right.  Just like html, xml, wml, hdml, etc...  None of these languages can "run" on their own.  In fact they don't "run" at all.  They are declarative languages that describe documents, not procedural languages that describe actions to be "run".  To do anything, declarative languages require processing by an external parser program (browser/agent).  The verb "run" is better suited to describe the execution of procedural programs, where as "parsed" or "interpreted" are the common verbs to describe the action of an browser/agent processing a page defined in a declarative language such as SGML.  

--Murray Macdonald.

-----Original Message-----
From: Kristof Dielis [mailto:kristof@imotion.be]
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 12:58 AM
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: SGML Question

So, if i get this correct, SGML is a concept used to define dtd's which then
are interpreted by programs such as browsers?
Meaning that SGML can't run on its own but needs an external program?

----- Original Message -----
From: simon timms <timmssimon@home.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>; Kristof Dielis (by way of Alan
Kotok <kotok@w3.org>) <kristof@imotion.be>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 6:41 AM
Subject: RE: SGML Question

> where is the concept described?  Is there a brief or spec ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
> Of Bjoern Hoehrmann
> Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 9:24 PM
> To: Kristof Dielis (by way of Alan Kotok <kotok@w3.org>)
> Cc: www-html@w3.org
> Subject: Re: SGML Question
> * Kristof Dielis wrote:
> >Being a programmer who codes for the internet, I'm always
> >interested in learning more about the technologies behind it all.
> >Thus, just out of curiosity, I'd like to know what programming language
> >was used to develop SGML itself.
> SGML isn't a program, it's just a concept, concepts aren't coded so
> there are no programming languages involved.
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