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Re: Ending DTD proliferation at the W3C

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:10:53 +0900
Message-ID: <52D50D2D.6010302@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
CC: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 2014/01/14 18:49, Robin Berjon wrote:
> On 13/01/2014 23:28 , Alex Russell wrote:
>> Has schema-language deprecation ever been done before at the W3C?
>
> There is no precedent that I'm aware of.
>
>> Was there a sunset on SGML?
>
> W3C never handled SGML,

Wrong. See http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/#minitoc and in particular e.g. 
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/sgml/sgmldecl.html.

> and if there were any SGML DTDs in use when XML
> came up I think they were just replaced.

XHTML1 indeed replaced the HTML4 SGML DTD with an XML DTD.

The way I would put it is that SGML DTD(s) just died a quiet death, 
without the need for any tombstones or such.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 14 January 2014 10:11:47 UTC

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