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Re: Father of XML?

Aside from the reference below with far too many Canadians,  I think 
that the reference results from Charles Goldfarb, Ed Mosher and Ray 
Lorie who came up with the background for the first Generalized Markup 
language in about 1969 or so and subsequently lead to SGML, which is 
probably the true father of XML.  The people listed below were the 
Doctors and Nurses that helped deliver the XML child.

Duane Nickull

Michael Brennan wrote:

> According to the XML 1.0 spec, the following were the original working group
> members:
> Jon Bosak, Sun (Chair) 
> James Clark (Technical Lead) 
> Tim Bray, Textuality and Netscape (XML Co-editor) 
> Jean Paoli, Microsoft (XML Co-editor) 
> C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, U. of Ill. (XML Co-editor) 
> Dan Connolly, W3C (W3C Liaison) 
> Paula Angerstein, Texcel 
> Steve DeRose, INSO 
> Dave Hollander, HP 
> Eliot Kimber, ISOGEN 
> Eve Maler, ArborText 
> Tom Magliery, NCSA 
> Murray Maloney, SoftQuad, Grif SA, Muzmo and Veo Systems 
> MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given), Fuji Xerox Information Systems 
> Joel Nava, Adobe 
> Conleth O'Connell, Vignette 
> Peter Sharpe, SoftQuad 
> John Tigue, DataChannel 
> I don't see Charles Goldfarb on that list. 
> How about instead of trying to pick one of these folks to aggrandize with
> the title of "Father of XML", we give credit to all of these folks for
> bringing us XML. :-)
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Michael Fitzgerald [mailto:mike@wyeast.net]
>>Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:42 PM
>>To: xml-dev
>>Subject: Father of XML?
>>I got flyer in the mail from SYS-CON. On the cover, it claims 
>>that Charles
>>Goldfarb is the "father of XML." With all due respect to Mr. 
>>Goldfarb, I
>>read last year that Jon Bosak was bequethed that title. Who 
>>gets the title?
>>Is that a fair question or should I head for cover now?
>>Wy'east Communications     http://www.wyeast.net     
> mailto:mike@wyeast.net
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