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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 08:59:20 +0000 (GMT)

Betty L. Harvey writes:
 > I give credit to Tim Berners-Lee
 > for the insight to recognize that SGML was format for the Web - HTML.  He
 > could have chosen NROFF, RUNOFF - any of those other system formatting
 > languages but he chose SGML - Thank you very much.

But he didn't choose SGML. He saw some SGML documents and borrowed
some of the look of it. I am sure that he would not claim that he
understood SGML at the time.

Sebastian Rahtz

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