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 From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@ingr.com>
> And that is a reason for ISO 8879 folks to be involved. 
> Keeping these aligned is of considerable value to the 
> long term health of markup systems.  Anyone know when 
> ISO 8879 is up for review?

I think every 5 years. Charles once said something like
"XML _is_ the SGML 10-year review" because it
was a credible grass roots analysis of and response to 10 years
of deployment of ISO 8879:1986.  

I expect the same thing is true of any XML revisions: if they 
fit into the SGML  view, which I take to be that individual syntaxes 
will come and go, and it is better for contractual and archiving 
purposes that they can be described rigorously in terms of a
more high-level, highly parameterized ISO standard meta-language.  

Rick Jelliffe


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