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RE: Sun and independent developers

A lot more than you suspect.  SGML hypertext systems 
predate HTML by some number of years.  The name 
HTML was criticized early for precisely that reason.  
But all things considered, no one any longer cares. 
Keeping history straight is very hard on the web.  
One reason is the web is an amplifier, not a truth 
factoring system.  It simply blows.
Another is it was originally blithely ignored by the web's 
early pioneers and now that is SOP.   Sun is doing 
what other's did before.  Doesn't make it right, just 
not novel on the web.

But XML-RPC:  first time I saw that was from Dave Winer. 
I read a lot of markup articles and have obviously 
before the web got going, so I think he really does have 
the first dibs on that one.  XML-RPC is not the first 
time I've seen such a concept considered using markup 
for network messages, but it is the first time I saw it for XML. 
Just one observation....


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-----Original Message-----
From: Paulo Gaspar [mailto:paulo.gaspar@krankikom.de]

Are you sure? SGML was there before, but how long was the
experience with - specifically - hypertext markup languages before
HTML popped up?

There were not so many Hypertext systems before HTML and I wonder
how many of them used a markup language.