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RE: Father of XML?

Because you would have to add the couple 
of hundred people on the working group 
list as well which included Dr. Goldfarb. 
Or you have to talk about the person who 
started the SGML On the Web movement, 
Yuri Rubinsky.  Or you have to choose 
the half-dozen or so engineers who 
built pre-XML hypertext systems that 
had the features of XML by subsetting 
SGML into the practical features.

If you had to pick one person who did 
the most to influence the design which 
subsets SGML, it would be James Clark.

Lots of successes so lots of credit to 
go round.


Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Brennan [mailto:Michael_Brennan@allegis.com]

According to the XML 1.0 spec, the following were the original working group

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. :-)