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   RE: [xml-dev] strange feeling

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Jean Paoli (MS), was not part of the SGML 

I just note that most of the names on the 
ERB and in the initial SIG were familiar 
names.  Heck, I even had a copy of the 
OpenText(?) documentation in those days.


From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]

Arjun Ray wrote:
> "Didier PH Martin" <martind@netfolder.com> wrote:
> | And yes, [the W3C] simplified SGML.
> No, the W3C did not simplify SGML.  SGML was simplified by the SGML
> comuunity.  As Len once said, "every SGMLer with a modem."
> The W3C shanghaied the result.

Really misleading.  The XML conspiracy included some pretty pure 
web-heads like for example me, as well as Microsoft, hardly part of the 
SGML community.  The W3C tried their best to ignore XML until they 
noticed that the world outside the W3C liked it. -Tim


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