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Re: Ending DTD proliferation at the W3C

From: Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 11:26:07 +0100
Message-ID: <52D510BF.3070408@w3.org>
To: "Martin J. Dürst" <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
CC: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>, "Michael[tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 14/01/2014 11:10 , "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
> 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.

Sorry if I was unclear. W3C did *use* SGML (in a limited fashion) but 
was never in charge of it. SGML is an SC34 thing. So we didn't get to 
deprecate it (though we did get to stop using it — or more accurately to 
stop pretending we were using it).

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

Precisely.

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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