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   RE: SGML, XML and SML

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 21:04:49 -0800

>If something is XML, it handles all valid XML
>Or it doesn't, and it isn't.
>If SML cannot support all XML constructs, it
>isn't XML. In the same way that XML is not SGML.

We never said SML is XML.  SML is a subset of XML.
Specifically, it meets the production rule of the
external parsed entity minus CDATA section, PI, and

You are right that SML is not XML in the same sense
that XML is not SGML.  That reasoning only justifies
a distinguishable name away from XML.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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