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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:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Arjun Ray wrote:
> "Didier PH Martin" <email@example.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