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SGML versus HTML

From: Etan Wexler <ewexler@stickdog.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 14:19:01 -0400
Message-ID: <4634E195.4020100@stickdog.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> SGML rules for HTML are irrelevant these days.

I happened to be listening to Fugazi’s “Forensic Scene” as I read 
Lachlan’s message. Two lyrics struck me:

“No shit, Sherlock.”
“congenitally fractured, anyway”

SGML inspired the creation of and some development of HTML. No stronger 
relationship between SGML and HTML ever existed. My statement hardly 
treads new ground. Arjun Ray made a point similar to mine almost 12 
years ago to the IETF HTML Working Group 
(<https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9509&L=HTML-WG&D=0&P=32830>).

-- 
Etan Wexler.
“Don’t you sense my sense of humor?”
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