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   Re: [xml-dev] heritage (was Re: [xml-dev] SGML on the Web)

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Sam Hunting writes:
> Heck, there's *plenty* of stuff SGMLers didn't invent!

There does seem to be a recurring theme in software that pretty much
everything we do today had its foundations laid before I was born (1970)
and certainly before I started programming (1981, Sinclair ZX81).  

We've got more and more hardware and network capabilities, but mostly
apply them to more of the same with an ever-broader audience. Hopefully,
at any rate.

> Anything it
> takes marketing muscle to put over, for a start ;-)

That's one way to look at it!

Someone (Mike Champion?) asked a while ago if there was a catalog of the
more obscure corners of SGML.  That still might be worth pursuing,
though I'm not sure how to go about it.

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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