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   RE: [xml-dev] Who thought up term XML?

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Xu Han-a21787 wrote:
> According to Tim Bray's Annotated XML[1] , Jon Bosak invented the
> term XML. 

> [1] http://www.xml.com/axml/notes/TheCorrectTitle.html

'Twas James.

But this is interesting:

  And here, finally, are the results of the committee vote:

  Votes	Acronym	Full Name
  5		XML		Extensible Markup Language
  4		MAGMA		Minimal Architecture for Generalized
					Markup Applications
  3		SLIM		Structured Language for Internet Markup
  1		MGML		Minimal Generalized Markup Language

To think that MAGMA might have been chosen instead of XML, and several years before Austin Powers at that.  (One has to also ponder why they didn't consider SMEGMA, "Salaciously Minimal Extensible Generalized Markup Applications"...)



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