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Re: RS/RE: basic questions

From: Steven J. DeRose <sjd@ebt.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 1996 12:12:22 -0400
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 10:44 PM 10/02/96 EDT, lee@sq.com wrote:
>There's no point in practice in being compatible with 8879 -- instead, XML
>has to be compatible with actual tools.  Probably the most widespread
>tools that read SGML are HoTMetaL, Panorama, Adept, and A/E, with NSGMLS
>and SGMLS and Omnimark being the most widespread on the `next layer down'
>(conceptually, I don't mean to deprecate them!).  I don't list DynaText
>because the viewer is the widespread part, and it reads a compiled form.

Sorry to have to point this out, but this claim is no longer accurate. The
shipping version of DynaText does read uncompiled SGML and view it just
fine. Like most other tools, we don't do SHORTREF at this time, so that
overall point still holds.

Received on Wednesday, 9 October 1996 12:14:53 UTC

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