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   Re: The Origins of XML

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  • From: Sebastian Rahtz <sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
  • To: andrewl@microsoft.com
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 23:12:44 +0100 (BST)

Andrew Layman writes:
 > You might be interested in this NY Time report on the origins of XML:
 > http://www.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/06/biztech/technology/07mark.html
 > The author has a pretty good grasp of the advantages of XML over HTML.
 > The claims regarding who invented XML do not accord with my understanding of
 > the facts.

do you mean

  Between August and November 1996, Mr. Bosak, with the help of two
  other SGML experts, Tim Bray and C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, created XML
  as a scaled-down version of SGML, intended for use on the Internet.

isn't that fair enough? it accords with my memories precisely.
cf http://www.w3.org/TR/WD-xml-961114.html.

what is your understanding?

Sebastian Rahtz

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